We estimate that 99% of all websites that write about the release of the Red Band trailer for Ready or Not, the new horror-comedy from directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillette, will be making some kind of “ready or not, here it comes” comment in the headline. We also did it, but can you blame us? It’s right there.
Samara Weaving’s character (she is not named in either the trailer or the synopsis) can hardly believe it — she’s marrying into the stuffy, upper-upper-crust Ladomis family. She can’t believe her hunky husband-to-be wasn’t already taken! Well, as you already figured, there’s a good reason for that…
All those who join the Ladomis family must spend the night before their nuptials playing a game. These people made their fortune off board games, so it must be a good one, the bride figures…then she draws a card from a box that says “Hide and Seek.” How underwhelming, and a bit childish. Despite her reservations, the game has been decided.
The bride has several minutes to find a place in the mansion and hide, and must remain there all night unless she is found. But the family is searching for her with giant AXES and CROSSBOWS. It’s a hunt! This is a ritual the family must perform, possibly to appease the demonic creature that’s the source of their success (we’re assuming).
Ready Or Not promises to be as silly as it is scary. The Ladomises aren’t very good at the rite, and repeatedly misfire their weapons at random people. Surviving the night should be a breeze for the bride, but then again she looks to be in dire trouble in some of the cutaways. In addition to Weaving, the film stars Mark O’Brien, Adam Brody, Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell.
READY OR NOT follows 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.