Observe and Report

Agreed. The same is true of Lupita Nyong’o in Us and Florence Pugh in Midsommar. Along with Samara Weaving in Ready or Not all were better than any of the actual nominees, but because all were in horror films, none were noticed.

I watched quite a few parts of Ready or Not 4-5 times because Weaving nailed it so well. Before the real trauma starts, she’s both charming and a bit overbearing — and then you get a feel for where this emerges from and what it means to be her (and what her being means to her) when the action truly begins. It’s hard for a character to let the viewer know why she is the way she is without narration, but Weaving does so and feels like a real person even within the conventions of a horror-comedy. That is no easy task.