Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness features the premiere acting performance of young A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys), playing the role of a young psycho by the name of Mike Strauber. The film was voted "One of the Top 13 Slasher Movies of ALL TIME" by the Top 13, finding company with Psycho, Halloween, Scream, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Emmy-nominated makeup artist Steve Prouty got his start on Truth or Dare, and has sinceworked on Hollywood blockbusters such as Zombieland and Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes. Likewise, pyrotechnician Bob Shelley went on to work on such movies as JFK, Zombieland, and Teen Wolf (2010).
Truth or Dare was among the earliest independent horror films to be distributed straight-to-video, establishing a trend that has allowed independent filmmakers to bring their films to audiences when they might otherwise remain unseen. The original VHS release sold over 30,000 units in its first year and inspired two sequels, Wicked Games (1993) and Screaming For Sanity (1997), along with one unofficial sequel Writer's Block: Truth or Dare 2 (1996).
Inbred Redneck Vampires finds sexy vampire Catherine, played by Felicia Pandolfi (The Evilmaker, The Seekers, Alien Conspiracy: Beyond the Lost World), and her familiar Lendel, played by Warren E.B.B. (Abomination: The Evilmaker 2, Werewolf Tales) on the run from a ruthless vampire hunter. They hide out in the small redneck town of Backwash, where Catherine hatches a plan to turn the backwoods folk into an army of her vampire slaves.
Beer drinking, bean eating, tripe cooking, shower peeping, competitive farting, strip poker playing and all manner of insanity follow, all leading up to the town's annual Tripe Days Festival. Combine the gross-out and physical comedy of Animal House and American Pie with the country humor of Hee Haw, toss in some vampires and you've got the riotous romp Inbred Redneck Vampires.
Director / Co-writer Joe Sherlock is a veteran of over 25 independent features and anthologies, and recipient of a B-Movie Theater Film Festival "Special B-Movie Achievement Award." Nationally syndicated b-movie critic Joe Bob Briggs called Sherlock, "The Jean Paul Sartre of exploitation," and comments further, "Drive-In Academy Award nominations for Joe Sherlock, the writer/director/composer/
editor, for doing things the drive-in way."