And you thought your family was crazy on your wedding day.
In the red-band trailer for “Ready or Not,” Samara Weaving plays a brushing bride set to join a wealthy and eccentric family, only to find out they have a tradition of playing a deadly game of Hide and Seek with new members of the family. She, along with her new husband (Mark O’Brien), have to survive the night from the in-laws looking to murder and sacrifice her in a ritual.
“There’s no way for me to win, right,” Weaving’s character asks her new father-in-law. “Stay hidden until dawn,” he replies. “Good luck.”
The red-band trailer for the film has some tongue-in-cheek charm as the family members seem out of their element in hunting down Weaving, wielding axes, crossbows and antique guns while also accidentally impaling or shooting several housemaids in the process.
Andie MacDowell, Adam Brody and Henry Czerny co-star in the horror and thriller that Fox Searchlight is releasing on Aug. 23.
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are co-directing “Ready or Not” from a screenplay by Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy.
Watch the first trailer for “Ready or Not” above.
Every Stephen King Movie, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)
Where does the latest version of “Pet Sematary” place among the many big-screen adaptations of the horror master’s work?
Stephen King isn't just an author by this point: He's an institution, a legacy of classic horror stories that capture our imaginations, fuel our nightmares, and speak -- when he's at his best -- to our shared experiences as flawed, emotional beings. The best King stories scare so many of us that we all feel connected, and even the worst are usually pretty fun.
King's books and short stories quickly became hit movies, many of them celebrated in their time, and some flopped so hard that hardly anybody remembers them. Cataloguing every adaptation might be a fool's errand, so we made some tough choices and decided to focus only on his theatrical releases.
And even then, there are so many King adaptations that it gets tricky. The sequels to King's work rarely have anything to do with the source material, so they're all disqualified (even though some, like Larry Cohen's prescient anti-fascist monster drama "A Return to Salem's Lot," are genuinely interesting). We also cut King some slack and removed "The Lawnmower Man" from our watch list, since he fought to have his own name removed from the film and won.
(There are also some adaptations that are simply difficult to find in America, like the Indian adaptions of "Misery" and "Quitter's, Inc." -- "Julie Ganapathi" and "No Smoking" -- but we tried. We promise we tried.)
Even with all those caveats we felt one particular film deserved a quasi-official, honorable mention. Before we rank into every theatrically-released Stephen King adaptation let's give out one honorable mention...