Would You Rather

altRelease Date: February 8, 2013 (VOD); February 15, 2013 (limited theatrical)
Distributor: IFC Films
Director: David Guy Levy
Screenwriter: Steffen Schlachtenhaufen
Starring: Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Sascha Grey
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the wake of her parent’s death, Iris struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick, a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick’s mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly.

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Shock Interview: Sasha Grey, Director David Guy Levy on Would You Rather
Shock Till You Drop had the chance to talk with Sasha Grey and David Guy Levy about their new movie, Would You Rather. David Guy Levy directed the film and Sasha Grey is one of the film’s stars.  Would You Rather tells the story of Iris, who in the wake of her parent’s death, struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick, a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites Iris to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick’s mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly. David Guy Levy shares some insights in to the creative process, talks to us about casting the film, and about directing genre great Jeffrey Combs. Sasha Grey fills us in on the nuances of her character, Amy, playing a wild child, and what she brought to the role.
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An Exclusive Clip from Would You Rather
The thriller Would You Rather hits VOD/SundanceNow this week (by the time you read this, it will be readily available) and we have an exclusive clip to share previewing the film directed by David Guy Levy.  Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs and Sasha Grey star. You’ll find the clip inside. In the wake of her parent’s death, Iris struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick, a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick’s mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly.
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Review: Would You Rather
Iris, desperate to find the means to pay for her sick brother’s mounting medical bills, agrees to attend what she thinks is a charity dinner. Iris believes she will be allowed the opportunity to participate in a contest that could absolve her of her brother’s costly medical expenses. Silly Iris. What she is really in store for is a deadly game of Would You Rather. I am a big Jeffrey Combs fan, so I was curious when I heard that he was starring in a new flick that’s been garnering positive feedback from the festival circuit. The premise of an entire film based around a game of Would You Rather seemed enticing, but I had concerns regarding whether that premise would be able to carry an entire movie. My concerns were promptly alleviated. David Guy Levy served as both producer and director, with this being only his second time directing a feature film, and he left me anxious to see what he will do next.
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Jeffrey Combs, Sascha Grey & More Featured in First Clip from Would You Rather
Quickly on the heels of IFC’s announcement that Would You Rather would hit VOD on February 8th, the distributor has released the first clip. Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs and Sascha Grey star in the thriller directed by David Guy Levy.  Head inside for the clip. In the wake of her parent’s death, Iris struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick, a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick’s mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly. The film opens in a limited theatrical run February 15th.
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IFC Sets Dates for Room 237 and Would You Rather
IFC has revealed the release dates for two genre projects.  The first is Room 237, Rodney Ascher’s analytical look at Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.  After making the festival rounds, the film will hit March 29th. After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. The Shining, Stephen King’s biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubrick’s film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up. End of story? Hardly. In the 30 years since the film’s release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film’s secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Rodney Ascher’s wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic.
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