Breanna Hill, A&E Editor
Horror has always been one of my favorite genres when it comes to films. Despite some of them being overly predictable and in no way plausible, they continue to interest me to the point that I end up watching nothing but gory, spine-tingling movies whenever I get a chance to head to the theaters.
“Ready Or Not” piqued my interest immediately. This past Saturday, I made it to the movie theater and was able to see the film, and let me just tell you, it exceeded my expectations exponentially.
Ready or Not is about a woman named Grace who marries into a wealthy yet peculiar family. On the night of her wedding her husband tells her that she has to play a game with the family in order to officially become one of them (kind of like a cult ritual). She ends up drawing the card that demands they play hide and seek. The father of the family tells her that she can hide anywhere in the house and that the only way for her to win this game is to stay hidden until dawn. Little did she know the danger that the game brought along with it.
Grace, played by Samara Weaving, wants to gain the approval of her in-laws and hides, playing along with what she believes is an innocent game. Soon after she hides, she witnesses the murder of the babysitter and realizes she is being hunted because the family believes that if they don’t kill a new bride, they will die.
The movie features incredible casting, plot twists and all the qualities that ensure a good thriller. By the end of it my mouth was wide open in shock. Though this movie seems to lack the jump scares that I was expecting, it was an incredible developed film. While being a very intense, edge of your seat type of film, the directors, producers and writers were able to insert bits of comic relief that made the film even that much more enjoyable.
I urge every horror/thriller movie-enthusiast to make the trip to the theater to see this movie. I find it to be a fresh take on the thriller genre.
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