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Samara Weaving tries to escape her new husband’s murderous family in “Ready or Not”

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Samara Weaving stars as Grace in 2019’s crazy cat-and-mouse horror movie, “Ready or Not.”

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In “Ready or Not,” Australian actress Samara Weaving plays Grace, a young woman on the verge of marrying into a rich family with some very curious marriage night rituals.

Grace’s fiance is Alex, whose family are the owners of a board game empire. After their marriage, the game of choice turns out to be an old fashioned one of “hide-and-seek” on the family’s vast estate. The twist? The one who finds Grace gets to murder her.

“Ready or Not” is a crazy town examination of the entitlement of the wealthy and privileged, and how they will stop at nothing to maintain control over not just their own domain, but the lives of others they deem less valuable than their own. Weaving’s performance is solid, and has made her a go-to actress for horror movies in recent years, including “Mayhem,” “The Babysitter,” and the Starz TV series “Ash vs. the Evil Dead.”