Truth or dare? Think carefully about your choice, especially if the person asking you is a gun-wielding, ex-army, gay-hating lunatic. The bad guy in Robert Heath’s new horror is all of these, as well as being a David Tennant lookalike with a posh voice and a lot more money than sense. This is yet another addition to the oversaturated low budget Brit Horror genre and it seems that British horror writers’ love affair with sex, death and drug-taking kids is sadly far from over. If you fancy a laugh then Truth or Dare is a good choice… unfortunately all of the laughs are unintentional.
Sometimes a cheeky little indie film strolls up, favours you with one of those complicated ‘street’ handshakes and changes your life for the better with its endearingly lo-fi quirks and unexpectedly powerful story. Powder, alas, is not such a film. More likely to glare at you from inside a fashionably scruffy greatcoat than offer you a rollie and a cheerful anecdote, it is the very worst sort of self-absorbed garbage.