If you like your children’s games to go medieval extremes, you’re in luck, because the players in Ready or Not take their game of Hide and Seek seriously.
In the spirit of films like Hostel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the Saw franchise, the story follows bride Grace (Samantha Weaving), who finds herself consummating her marriage with her husband’s wealthy family by participating in the ultimate sadistic game of survival with new additions.
Directed the duo of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett who also did V/H/S and Devil’s Due; and written by Guy Busick (Stan vs. Evil) and Ryan Murphy (Minutes Past Midnight), Ready or Not feels like it belongs in The Purge universe with its social commentary and black comedy, but instead of modern firearms, you have the medieval weaponry of maces, crossbows, bows and arrows, and swords.
Check out the red band trailer.
Andie MacDowell, known mostly for her dramatic work, plays family matriarch Becky Le Domas, looks wickedly fun as an against-type casting.
The film also stars Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Kristian Bruun, and Melanie Scrofano.
Ready or Not comes to theaters August 23rd.