A young bride’s idealized wedding night takes a deadly turn when her eccentric new in-laws insist that playing a midnight game is a family tradition in the red band trailer for Ready or not, an upcoming comedy horror film from Fox Searchlight. Per io9: “It’s a bit” The robbery meet every honeymoon themed gothic horror movie ever (Rebecca† Crimson Peak) but with a jet-black sense of humor.” That sounds like a winning combination.
Grace (Samara Weaving) is thrilled when she falls in love with Alex Le Domas (Mark O’Brien), a member of a wealthy gaming dynasty, although the family prefers the term “lordship.” After a photogenic wedding at the family estate, Alex lets her know that there is one more formality to follow: “At midnight you have to play a game. We just do that when someone comes to the family.”
That game turns out to be hide-and-seek, except Grace soon discovers that, as played by the Le Domas family, it has less in common with an innocent childhood pastime and more with the classic 1924 short story “The Most Dangerous Game.” Grace is the prey and she must escape detection until dawn to avoid being killed in a bizarre ritual sacrifice.
“They think they have to kill you before sunrise or something bad will happen to the family,” Alex explains apologetically. Grace seems to have Alex by her side, and she is further aided by her in-laws’ utter incompetence with guns, as well as their tendency to accidentally slaughter maids. (“Does she look like she’s wearing a giant wedding dress?”)
All in all, the movie looks pretty damn fun. Ready or not will be released in theaters on August 23, 2019.
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