Ready or Not is a dark comedy thriller following a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband’s (Mark O’Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival. She must live until midnight while her in-laws chase her around the mansion with crossbows, shotguns, and many more deadly weapons.
The script by Guy Busick (Stan Against Evil) and R. Christopher Murphy (Minutes Past Midnight) sounds just like a lot of the thriller horrors we already know. Namely, You’re Next, The Purge, Evil Dead, etc. However, it didn’t come off as a straight copy. It was a whole new unique kind of story that had merged all their influences together into something innovative. It contains a lot of perfectly placed dialogue whenever the gore or comedy seems to be a bit off pace. It gives a whole new meaning to the saying, “Rich people are crazy”.
Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Devil’s Due, segments from V/H/S and Southbound) are both well-experienced in this genre and it definitely shows. One example is the horrendous journey our heroine has to embark on through one night. Another show of the influences from the films mentioned above. This treatment is also not new to our star Samara Weaving. Excellently showing her experience in action and horror genres. The way she portrayed a slight amusement to this messed up situation is outstanding. As if that wasn’t enough, the whole cast of the movie with Adam Brody as Daniel, Melanie Scrofano as Emilie, and Nicky Guadagni as Aunt Helene.
One other thing that is definitely eye-catching about the movie, is the visually captivating gothic mansion. It really reminds you a medieval castle with its candle-lit hallways, secret passages, and intricate interior designs. Aside from that, it gives a hilarious mix of the 20th century people in a 16th century looking castle. Ready or Not definitely gives a big blow to the elite Americans through bloody comedy that took us through quite an exciting ride.
Ready or Not’s comical bloodbath, as well as its controversial theme, makes it a bit difficult to hit the majority of mainstream watchers. However, it also becomes a real treat for the specially chosen horror genre fans out there. Ready or Not is an hour and a half complete package and is rated R for reasons we already know. The movie is already out in US cinemas, so check it out now!
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