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Would You Rather (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror | 14 October 2012 (USA)
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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.

Director:

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

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Tell yourself it's just a game.

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A játék See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of Raleigh's oncologist is Dr. Barden. Brittany Snow also stars in the "Pitch Perfect" series, in which she attends Barden University. See more »

Goofs

After Iris' attempt to escape, she returns to the room, Lambrick delivers a speech about his son and he puts his left hand on her shoulder. The next shot shows his right hand on her right shoulder. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Darkest Nothing: Paraphrenia (2018) 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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Great horror/thriller and outstanding performances
7 February 2013 | by Drive_Angry_99See all my reviews

I have just watched this at a screening hosted by Fangoria at IFC in New York. Absolutely loved it. 8 people that for a reason or another all need help, they are gathered in a house for a 'game'. Who wins will get all his problems solved, but there are no free lunches in life...

I was in tension from the moment the game starts until the ending. What I loved about the movie was its visceral and raw simplicity. No need for special effects or to show anything to keep the audience on the edge of their seat.

Jeffrey Combs is great, as well as all the other actors. The soundtrack is almost basic, but so effective in creating an atmosphere of a place of pure evil that is eternal in time.

I recommend this without a doubt... Agatha Christie would be so proud.


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