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Would You Rather (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 6 June 2019 (Sweden)
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Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.

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David Guy Levy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Snow ... Iris
Jeffrey Combs ... Shepard Lambrick
Jonny Coyne ... Bevans
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Dr. Barden
Enver Gjokaj ... Lucas
Sasha Grey ... Amy
John Heard ... Conway
Charlie Hofheimer ... Travis
Eddie Steeples ... Cal
June Squibb ... Linda
Robin Lord Taylor ... Julian
Robb Wells ... Peter
Logan Miller ... Raleigh
Larry Cedar ... Driver
Ptolemy Slocum ... Shift Manager
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Storyline

A young woman, desperate to help her sickly brother, accepts a dinner invitation to what seems to be easy money. As soon as she arrives to dinner, she realizes that playing the "game" is deadly for its losers. She and several others spend the night being terriorized in a game of would you rather. Written by Tanquanae Blacknall

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Tell yourself it's just a game.

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2019 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A játék See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Lord Taylor, Jeffrey Combs, and Jonny Coyne would all go on to co-star in the Gotham episode Gotham: Red Hood (2015). See more »

Goofs

In the first round Lucas is told the blue button is for him and the red button for Iris. The strap is then moved from Lucas to Cal and he should be the blue button, but Iris is told the red button is for Cal. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shift Manager: You're available to start right away?
Iris: Yes.
Shift Manager: I'm not really seeing a lot of restaurant experience on the, uh, resume.
Iris: I've always had, um, summer jobs, but... yeah, mostly retail.
Shift Manager: So, did you drop out of school, or... Why'd you come all the way back here?
Iris: Oh, no, um... Well, this is my home, and there was an accident, so I have to take care of my brother.
Shift Manager: Well, I'll tell you what I can do, um... I'll talk to the owner. Uh, I know they were looking for, uh, wait staff with experience,...
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Crazy Credits

During initial credits the production company is misspelled as Perisicope. See more »

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Referenced in The Darkest Nothing: Paraphrenia See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight, the Stars and You
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Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods
Performed by Ray Noble and His Orchestra (as Ray Noble Orchestra) with Al Bowlly
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Offers nothing new to an overdone theme, but does it well.
21 August 2014 | by horrormoviegrlSee all my reviews

And as confusing as that may sound, I stand by it firmly.

Would You Rather's main plot lines have been done time and time again... Helpless protagonist struggles with own morals after being thrust into a lose-lose situation.

Been there. Seen that.

But that being said, Would You Rather is an extremely well made movie in the realm of cinematography, character development, and pacing. No cheap thrills or gore-for-the-sake-of-gore here -- which in itself is always refreshing when it comes to modern horror movies.

There were a few unique twists and turns, but not enough to call it a strikingly original feature.

I would still recommend this as a watch, if only on a day you can't find anything decidedly better and really need to get your horror fix. Not entirely unsatisfying, but not as effective as it would have been if only a bit of originality were at play.


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