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Confirmed: Ready Or Not and Abigail take place in the same world

April 22nd, 2024 by Marc Comments


Yes! I knew it! Ahaaaaaaaahaaaaaaa!

If you’ve been keeping up with my articles over the last few weeks, you’ll know that I was sure that the awesome vampire ballerina movie Abigail, playing in cinemas right now, is connected to the amazing 2019 horror/comedy/thriller Ready Or Not.

Both movies come from Radio Silence, better known as Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and are written by Guy Busick and R Christopher Murphy both are seemingly set in a real-world before everything literally goes to hell and both have the same clever, witty and fun tone that makes them feel like that are part of the same world… I was sure that, with Ready or Not 2 just confirmed, there would be a connection in Abigail that would prove both movies co-exist.

Radio Silence discuss “f—ing banger” Ready or Not sequel plans

And there is!

In a new interview with film critic Perri Nemiroff, below, Gillet and Bettinelli-Olpin confirm that there is indeed a link in the movie, although it’s a deep-cut.

The duo say that in the mansion in Abigail, there’s a portrait of Henry Czerny’s great, great, great grandfather and as fans will know Czerny plays the matriarch Tony in Ready of Not and it’s his distant grandfather who made a deal with the devil – here called Mr Le Bail – that sets in motion the insane events of that movie.

This is an awesome bit of news and a wonderful confirmation that Radio Silence may just be building their own shared monster universe and I’m really hoping we’ll see more of that world in the Ready or Not sequel.

Check out the interview here:

Children can be such monsters.

After a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, all they have to do to collect a $50 million ransom is watch the girl overnight. In an isolated mansion, the captors start to dwindle, one by one, and they discover, to their mounting horror, that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.

From Radio Silence—the directing team of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett behind the terrifying modern horror hits Ready or Not, 2022’s Scream and last year’s Scream VI—comes a brash, blood-thirsty new vision of the vampire flick, written by Stephen Shields (The Hole in the Ground, Zombie Bashers) and Guy Busick (Scream franchise, Ready or Not).

Abigail stars Melissa Barrera (Scream franchise, In the Heights), Dan Stevens (Gaslit, Legion), Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Freaky), William Catlett (Black Lightning, True Story), Kevin Durand (Resident Evil: Retribution, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Angus Cloud (Euphoria, North Hollywood) as the kidnappers and Alisha Weir (Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, Darklands) as Abigail.

WATCH: Trailer for Radio Silence’s Abigail is so much scary fun!

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….