Haven’t heard of Ready or Not? Neither had we, but this first trailer for the horror comedy from directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillette (formerly of filmmaking collective Radio Silence, which made Devil’s Due and Southbound) suddenly has us intrigued. It’s about a bride who realises on her wedding night that her new husband’s old-money family has some very unusual traditions.
So it’s kind of The Purge meets every newlywed-themed gothic horror movie ever (Rebecca, Crimson Peak), but with a pitch-black sense of humour and the added bonus that the rich family is as inept with their weapons as they are determined to make the bride their ritual sacrifice.
Also, that cast has some random yet awesome faces popping up: Samara Weaving (Ash vs Evil Dead, The Babysitter), Wynonna Earp’s Melanie Scrofano, and Orphan Black’s Kristian Bruun, as well as Adam Brody and Andie MacDowell.
The tone here – scary and gory but also funny and goofy – seems like it’ll really be what sets Ready or Not apart, but we won’t know for certain until the film hits cinemas in August.