DOWNTON Abbey’s global domination these past two weeks - over $60m taken worldwide at the time of writing - may well see a continued show in for the film at Skipton’s Plaza Cinema but there’s plenty to replace it this week for those seeking perhaps more original offerings.

From directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, comic horror Ready or Not arrives in the UK with preordained praise from the likes of Stephen King and Guillermo Del Toro.

This is smart, witty horror with ample bite and a deliciously black core.

Samara Weaving, formerly of Home and Away fame and niece of Hugo, leads as Grace, new wife of Mark O’Brien’s Alex, long-estranged heir to the wealthy Le Domas family.

Whilst meeting the in-laws can be a tough ask on any new addition to a family, in this case things hit a whole new level as Grace learns of the Le Domas tradition of initiation.

On arrival to the Le Domas abode, Grace must choose a card to determine which game she will play that night with the family.

Worst luck be hers, Grace picks a particularly brutal game of hide and seek. It is the firm belief of those present that if this game does not end with Grace’s demise by sun rise, a curse will spite down the family in her stead. Ready or not, here they come.

Four Weddings and a Funeral star Andie MacDowell heads up a terrific supporting cast, alongside Shazam’s Adam Brody, Gemini award winner Henry Czerny and Melanie Scrofano, of Wynonna Earp renown.

There’s room too for wicked snobbery in the form of Elyse Levesque’s heinous Charity.

A fierce pace keeps things lively and there’s great fun in the film’s gleeful take down of the upper classes. The ample blood flow might mean this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but for fans of Get Out or Better Watch Out, Ready or Not is a treasure trove of wry brutality.

Also out this week, The Goldfinch sees Josh Crowley (Brooklyn) adapt Donna Tartt’s best selling novel of the same name. Badly.

Something of a curate’s egg for fans of the book - but confirmation for those untaken by its divisive tale - Crowley’s film looks the part but bores dreadfully.

The cast - from Ansel Elgort to Nicole Kidman - give it their best but it’s dreary stuff.