The Best Horror Comedy Of The 2010s Is Finally Getting A Sequel

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published

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In 2019, a low-budget independent horror comedy film snuck into theaters at the end of August and in just 10 days became the 13th highest-grossing movie of the month. Ready or Not went up against mega-blockbuster hits like Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Spider-Man: Far from Home, and Toy Story 4 and kept up with the competition. Now, they’re making a sequel–get ready for Ready or Not 2.

Adam Robitel Picks Up The Torch

The original film, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, grossed $57.6 million worldwide against a modest $6 million budget. It not only garnered critical acclaim but also left audiences craving more of its suspenseful narrative and charismatic cast. Adam Robitel, known for his work on horror films such as The Taking of Deborah Logan and Escape Room, is currently in discussions to give us more of this twisted universe in Ready or Not 2.

Grace Is On Her Way Back

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According to the reports, Ready or Not 2 will pick up sometime after it left off and Samara Weaving will return to reprise her role as Grace. In the first film, Grace is a resilient bride who finds herself entangled in a deadly game orchestrated by her eccentric in-laws. Weaving’s portrayal of Grace in the original film garnered widespread acclaim, solidifying her status as a rising star in the horror genre.

Who’s Left To Run From?

The first film introduced audiences to the twisted traditions of the Le Domas family–wealthy elites who engage in lethal wedding night rituals as part of a sinister pact with the devil. The film concluded with Grace emerging as the sole survivor, leaving behind a trail of destruction as she confronted the family’s dark secrets. With the Le Domas family gone, it’s unclear where Ready or Not 2 will go, but we’re betting it’s going to be something just as dark and twisted as the first.

No matter what unfolds, Ready or Not 2 promises to delve deeper into the mythology surrounding the Le Domas family while offering fresh thrills and surprises for audiences. Despite the challenges posed by the explosive climax of the original film, there is much anticipation for the creative direction Robitel will take with the sequel.

The Original Won Over Critics

Ready or Not received widespread critical acclaim, with an impressive 88 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics praised the film’s smart, subversive, and darkly humorous approach, hailing it as a crowd-pleasing horror with substantial bite. Audiences echoed the sentiment, giving the film a solid “B+” grade on CinemaScore and a 71 percent positive score on PostTrak, with particular praise for its entertainment value and fresh perspective. 

Peter Debruge of Variety lauded the film as a deliciously diabolical departure for indie distributor Fox Searchlight, likening its impact to that of Jordan Peele’s Get Out in delivering both diversion and cultural critique. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone described it as a decadent blast, blending comic takedowns of the wealthy with horror-thriller elements and unapologetic anti-marriage convictions. With other critics highlighting the film’s wickedly entertaining nature, hopes are high for Ready or Not 2.  

More Developments To Come

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Ready or Not 2 is still in the early stages of production. So, stay tuned for more exciting developments as we post updates on casting and plot details in the near future. 

Source: The InSneider