Ready Or Not – ★★★★✩

Certificate – 18
Directed By – Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
Starring – Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell, Henry Czerny, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Nicky Guadagni, Melanie Scrofano
Running Time – 95 Minutes (1 Hour 35 Minutes)

I wasn’t too sure about this movie as I’m not a horror fan but all the press around Ready or Not meant going into the screening there was some interest. I’m seriously glad I did, even with an awful bad back.

What Is Ready or Not About?

Grace (Weaving) couldn’t be happier after she marries Alex Le Domas (O’Brien), the man of her dreams, at his family’s luxurious estate. There’s one catch – she must now hide from midnight until dawn while her new in-laws hunt her down with guns, crossbows and other weapons in this deadly game of hide and seek.

Image via Eric Zachanowich/ Fox Searchlight

Is It Any Good?

This movie is such a fucking good time.

If you’re like me and not a fan of horror, you don’t need to worry as the movie is gorier then scary. I don’t think there’s anything to make you jump out of your seat.

The violence is done fantastically and the humour is brilliant and honestly one of the funniest films this year. I can’t state how utterly entertaining this film is.

It comes down to the stellar lead badass performance from former Home and Away star Weaving. As we see her character grow as we see her quickly fightback and will be a character everyone will love.

Image via Eric Zachanowich/ Fox Searchlight

The supporting cast especially Brody, Czerny, Scrofano and especially MacDowell as the bow and arrow welding mother are superb and with now Shazam it seems Hollywood is back in love with Brody.

What helps in the enjoyment is the short run time as it doesn’t waste anything and packs a lot in without feeling it needed time to feel overstuffed.

If we get more of these horror films using black comedy then I’m fully on board.

Finally, I liked how the film was shot and directed by Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett as it felt modern but with old fashioned gothic colouring.

Anything Bad About The Film?

I didn’t think that there was anything wrong, it’s only nip-picky things.

I’m sure hardcore horror fans will hate there is so much comedy involved and I wasn’t the biggest fan of O’Brian’s Alex.


An incredibly joyful and bloody violent horror black comedy with a kickass performance from Weaving.

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