Wednesday, July 10 2013, 05:28 PM MDT
Blu-ray Review: Would You Rather
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Street Date: July 9, 2013
Available On: DVD and Blu-ray
Synopsis: Faced with economic uncertainty a group of strangers are invited to a millionaire’s mansion to participate in a game in hopes of winning financial freedom. What they don’t know is that their host is planning a sadistic game of Would You Rather.
Extras: Commentary, Poster Gallery, Trailer
Recommendation: Would You Rather features some familiar faces in Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience) Charlie Hofheimer (Mad Men) and genre favorite Jeffery Combs (Re-Animator) amongst its cast elevating itself somewhat higher than a typical B-movie horror. The films twisted premise suggested that viewers could expect a fairly gruesome experience, but the film isn’t nearly as bloody or gory as Saw or any of its knockoffs. Instead Would You Rather tempers its physical violence with an ample amount of psychological mayhem. The film provides ample tension and a few thrills, but it lacks any sort of character development and ultimately that makes the various deaths feel emptier than they should. Even Iris, Snow’s character who gets the most attention, lacks real depth. Would You Rather could have been better, but it is still an above average thriller with a dash of horror thrown in for shock effect.
-Ryan Michael Painter