Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin’s and Tyler Gillett’s Ready Or Not is the epitome of a dark comedy.
In fact, I would label it a dark red comedy because there’s a lot of blood after Grace (Samara Weaving) from a common background marries Daniel (Adam Brody) from a wealthy family that made its money from games.
Part of the family tradition is that anyone entering the family must draw a card and play the game specified. Unfortunately, Grace draws the Hide & Seek card which indicates she must be hunted and killed before dawn or the family members will supposedly die.
Writers Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy have crafted an amusing and sometimes hysterically funny script around this macabre story.
Samara Weaving steps up to the task and viewers will certainly be rewarded with this tale.
The only faults I found her Colorist Chris Wallace’s too stark a tone to the print that, too me, dilutes the comic style. Also, Weaving’s makeup artist needs to go back to school. Samara is far more attractive than she’s made to look.
If you’re into dark comedy, you’ll enjoy Ready Or Not. I give it a 3.9 out of 5.