Sunday, October 20, 2019

Screaming Sunday - Ready or Not

By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, October 20, 2019 ,
Movie rating: 93/100
Plot:  A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
The heroes: One very unlucky but brave and capable bride.
The antagonists: Her in-laws.
Best scene: The ending.
Oh-oh something's not right line: You'll have to hide better than that.
What makes it so great? Boy, between this, Us and Parasite the rich are really getting quite the beating this year, huh? This is the most entertaining and creative horror film since The Cabin in the Woods and the most surprising horror script since Get Out. It's hilarious, twisted and so much fun. At 90 minutes run time it's a really engaging movie and Samara Weaving's Grace is a fantastic heroine - resourceful, brave, funny and relatable.

It's also so great to see Andie MacDowell playing against the type and Henry Czenry here. Brian Tyler's score is just terrific and the cinematography, the costumes and production design are lovely. The film has so many laughs and twists in store, it's definitely one of the year's most entertaining and crowd pleasing films. Also - what the fuck is wrong with people? Why does nobody follow the rule of the groom not seeing the bride before the weeding?! Everyone knows it's bad luck!
Scare factor:  - 2/5 evil pumpkins - there are not many jump scares and the ones that  happen usually end with something funny. It's a dark comedy in a way, but Grace whom we relate to and root for is always in danger so that provides a lot of tension.
Gore factor:- 4/5 bloody Leatherfaces - That fucking nail! There's a gnarly moment featuring one in here. There's a lot of gore in this one.
Is there a twist? Yes and it's a pretty great one. There's also plenty of smaller twists along the way.
Unsuitable for: People who are about to get married or meet their new in-laws.
Repercussions: Fear of games. Fear of fences. Fear of nails. Fear of your partner's family.

20 comments:

  1. I loved this film! It's such a great time and the ending kicked ass.

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    1. The ending was so awesome! I loved the Heathers homage in the last scene

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  2. Nice review! I really wanted to see this in theaters, but didn't get a chance. I'm hoping to catch it by the end of the year. The main character looks awesome.

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    1. It's really a shame they didnt release it now, for Halloween, and just dumped it in August

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  3. I loved this movie so much! Gruesome and hilarious. The casting was spot on. The end... I couldn't believe it. But it was perfect. Glad you enjoyed it too!

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    1. I kept guessing what will happen in the end and the way they did that was just perfect 😂

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  4. This sounds really good, I keep seeing great reviews for it. Not usually my cup of tea, but it doesn't look to scary. Bonus points for Adam Brody being in it.
    p.s. I still remember how Twitter was confusing Samara with Margot Robbie when it first came out

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    1. No, it's not that scary! Some unpleasant gory moments here and there but it's really a lot of fun and won't give you nightmares :)

      Reddit/movies discussion thread has so many people saying they were surprised it wasn't Margot Robbie :)

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  5. Oh man! I've been hearing nothing but good things about this movie!! After watching the Babysitter, I'm more interested in checking out more of Samara Weaving's movies!

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  6. Totally DID NOT deserve the August dump, and I'm with everyone who thinks this would have killed in October.

    That f--king nailllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. I can't even handle thinking about that shit...but at least a little prick kid got punched in his face.

    Yeah, I enjoyed that bit a little too much.

    And, hey...that first picture? AMAZING. (rowr)

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    1. I think everyone loved when she punched that little asshole so don't feel bad :D

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  7. The whole scene in the barn where she punched the brat and then let loose the rant at the asshole that stopped and then took off... that was the point where I was like I love her and want her to win everything :)

    Also some great Adam Brody moments in this!

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  8. I freaking missed this in the theater because of a whole host of business. It didn't help that it was gone from our local theater in a flash.

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    1. It's such a shame the studio didnt release it now for Halloween, this month is kinda dead horror-wise

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  9. I have heard good things, I think I missed in the cinema... sad though. I would have loved to see it after hearing all that good praise.

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    1. I think it will be online next month so not that long from now

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  10. I am SO happy you loved this. It's one of my favorites of the year. I imagine it doesn't fall off that list either.

    I still can't get over the kid in the barn. lol

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    1. Yeah it's my #2 so far! Such a fun movie!

      That kid got what he deserved lol

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