For a technical description of how you might wish to do this, you can read the wiki that I linked, what you are describing would be called “Shorting volatility”.
In practice, markets are, of course, generally efficient. For example, if it’s common knowledge that some kind of big news item is going to hit on a certain day (earnings report, or something), and it’s fairly easy to see that SOMETHING is going to happen to the stock price, then the premiums on those options are going to go up, and many people go “Long volatility”, or the opposite of what you propose.
The opposite would happen during times of calm - if nothing is expected to happen for the next little bit, then the premiums for those options would fall. If you go ahead with your plan and take up a short position on volatility, and nothing happens as expected, then you would make the premiums on the options but they would be very low. If you go a little closer to the edge and go short volatility when most people think something IS going to happen, and premiums are high, then you make more money (if you’re right and nothing happens) or lose more money when the stock does take off or fall.
In short, it’s not really any different from anything else.