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Would You Rather -- The sadistic host of a party forces his guests to turn on each other and play a lethal game of 'Would You Rather.'
Would You Rather -- Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.


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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. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bobby C. King ... Steward 1
Adam Mayfield ... Steward 2
Brian Nemiroff ... Smoking Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
David Guy Levy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen 

Produced by
Maura Anderson .... producer
Morgan Conrad .... executive producer
Ivy Isenberg .... co-producer
Zak Kilberg .... producer
Gus Krieger .... associate producer
David Guy Levy .... producer
Andre Royo .... executive producer
Brittany Snow .... executive producer
Hector Tinoco .... associate producer
Original Music by
Daniel Hunt 
Barði Jóhannsson  (as Bardi Johannsson)
Cinematography by
Steven Capitano Calitri 
Film Editing by
Josh Schaeffer 
Casting by
Geralyn Flood 
Ivy Isenberg 
Production Design by
Rene Sekula 
Art Direction by
Christopher Eckerdt  (as Chris Eckerdt)
Set Decoration by
Jenny Shields 
Costume Design by
Kristen Anacker 
Makeup Department
Erin Blinn .... assistant makeup artist
Katrina Gemmel .... assistant makeup artist
Mar-li Glen .... key hair stylist
Mar-li Glen .... makeup artist
Jenn Hall .... key makeup artist
Jenn Hall .... makeup department head
Emily Sherman .... assistant makeup artist
Analyn Cruz .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jennifer Wood .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Saleem Beasley .... second assistant director
Joshua Fruehling .... first assistant director
Daniel Leef .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Emilie Ritzmann .... property master
Josef Sipkins .... assistant colorist
Tara Walker .... art assistant
Sound Department
Brian Hawlk .... production sound mixer
William McGuigan .... supervising sound editor
Mayra Rodriguez .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Chris Baer .... key effects makeup artist
Josh Russell .... special effects makeup crew
Bobby C. King .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Arsenault .... first assistant "a" camera
Tom Arsenault .... first assistant camera
Brayton Austin .... best boy: grip
Jason Brewer .... best boy electric
Ben Burke .... gaffer
Steven Capitano Calitri .... camera operator (as Steve Calitri)
Stephen Chang .... electrician
Bill Clark .... b camera operator
Kurt Dilores .... second assistant camera: b camera
Luke Donovan .... swing
Matt Dreiling .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ryan Alexander Kahm .... dit (as Ryan Kahm)
Ryan Alexander Kahm .... still photographer (as Ryan Kahm)
Angelo Lorenzo .... second assistant camera
Sean Mccarthy .... electrician
Sean E. McCarthy .... swing (as Sean McCarthy)
Michael Noetzel .... swing
Patrick Perez .... dolly grip
Andre Schnyder .... still photographer
Josh Smith .... dolly grip
Josh Smith .... key grip
Domonik Urquia .... grip
Erick Wilczynski .... grip
Casting Department
Msaada Nia .... casting intern
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Arzola .... costume assistant
Krystine Couch .... key costumer
Wendy Posada .... costumer
Erin Scabareti .... costumer
Sica Schmitz .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
William Adashek .... digital intermediate executive producer
Kevin Cannon .... colorist
Josef Sipkins .... assistant colorist
Music Department
Howard Paar .... music supervisor
Other crew
Nicole J. Adelman .... production assistant (as Nicole Adelman)
Case Barden .... key production assistant
Aaron Benoit .... main title design
Damian Drago .... end title design
Sarah Jane George .... craft service (as Sarah-Jane George)
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Elizabeth Elliott Hopkins .... legal services
Anna-Rachel Krakowsky .... production counsel
Kristin Owings .... script supervisor
James Poole .... set production assistant
Cameron Savage .... production assistant
Anita Surendran .... legal counsel
Hector Tinoco .... location manager
Michael J. Zampino .... production accountant (as Michael Zampino)
Emily Alpren .... special thanks
Janicza Bravo .... special thanks
Chad Brokaw .... special thanks
Atari Cannucciari .... special thanks
Christopher Cannucciari .... special thanks (as Chris Cannucciari)
Charlotte Chatton .... special thanks
Austin Chick .... special thanks
Jane Choi .... special thanks
Abby Cope .... special thanks
Aaron R. Druckenbrod .... special thanks (as Aaron Druckenbrod)
Leonard Fenton .... the producers wish to thank
Larry Furlong .... special thanks
Ethan Gold .... special thanks
Asher Goldstein .... special thanks
Jonathan Grey .... special thanks
Henry Gummer .... special thanks
Marko Guzijan .... special thanks
Thomas Hodge .... special thanks
Kyle Dean Jackson .... special thanks
Joshua Jacobs .... special thanks
Anna-Rachel Krakowsky .... special thanks
Melissa Kuypers .... special thanks
Marcia Levy .... special thanks
William Levy .... special thanks
Maximiliano Martínez .... special thanks (as Maximilliano Hernandez)
Christine No .... special thanks
Maren Olsen .... special thanks
Deniz Once .... special thanks
Stella Royo .... special thanks
Trevor Ryan .... special thanks
Kevin Sambells .... special thanks
Andy Schlachtenhaufen .... special thanks
Samantha Schwartz .... special thanks
Adam Scott .... special thanks
Zachary Slusar .... special thanks
Anita Surendran .... special thanks
Joseph Teegardin .... special thanks
Louis Thomas .... special thanks
Heather Toll .... special thanks
Mark Urman .... special thanks

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Revealing mistakes: When Iris attempts to escape, she removes her shoes. After she is caught, we see her barefoot in different occasions: her toenails are unpainted. When she returns home and is taking a shower, we see that her toenails are painted red. After she dries off and puts on clothes, her toenails are definitely painted red.See more »
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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Fun Character Study, 31 March 2013
Author: Greg ( from Oakville, Ontario

Sadistic wealthy people always spell trouble for the downtrodden or down on their luck. 13 Tzameti, Hard Target and Hostel are all good examples of the wealthy torturing and killing the less fortunate for the purpose of their own entertainment.

The latest such cinematic example is Would You Rather. Starring Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), Sasha Grey (my personal hard drive), Robb Wells (Hobo with a Shotgun), and John Heard (Home Alone), Would You Rather gathers a group of strangers for a wealthy aristocrat, played by Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) who pits his guests against each other in sadistic games where they have to choose between two options – each of which can either cause pain or death to themselves or another guest.

So guests are put in awkward positions of having to decide whether to electrocute themselves or someone else or whether to whip a guest or stab another. Attempt to leave the game and you will be shot. Take too long to decide on the lesser of the two options and you will be killed. The goal is to become the last person standing and the reward differs on the needs of each individual.

The main character to which the movie focuses around the table is Iris (Snow). She agrees to be part of the unrevealed game in an effort to provide for her ailing brother. She is the first to be tested with an offer to eat portions of a steak in return for $1,000 (being a vegetarian, it was a tough decision). But as the evening draws further, Iris and the others will be forced to make decisions inflicting unspeakable pain towards the other participants.

Stealing the movie is Combs. He commands a presence at the top of the table and his evil is believable in large thanks to his charismatic and demented portrayal of sadistic Shepard Lambrick.

The movie doesn't offer a lot of 'What would you do in the same situation'? There is little hope or much choice as the game progresses. Still, the script by Steffen Schlachtenhaufen (Primal) is interesting enough in various character developments.

Not likely to make many Top 10 lists by year's end, Would You Rather still offers valued entertainment and a few good self-inflicted wounds along the way.

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