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Did You Remember To Lock Your Door?
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Finally, the Home Alone sequel we deserve.
Just your typical family gathering until three fucked-up psychos in creepy fuckin animal masks crash the party. A lousy fuck. A Nostradamus-esque warning. The same song on fuckin repeat. An Aussie beauty with survivalist skills. Family dinner. Arrow to the face. A Chariots of Fire moment ends with a gush. Don't you know to never say "I'll be right back." A surprise under the bed. The brother that just want die. Wanting to fuck in the creepiest of places. Fuckin with the wrong teacher's assistant. Bashing a fucker's skull. A Scream like twist. Blender ownage. Knife in skull. The wrong person answers the right call. Squished piggy. A score John Carpenter would be proud of. Low-budget horror done just right. I'll take this over The Conjuring or Evil Dead anyday.
I can't write film reviews. Aw, I suck. Fuck me, right? Well I've done a bit of research and I've found myself a Wiki guide on how to write a successful review! Yay me! Yay Internet! So here is what Wiki has to say;
1: Gather basic facts about the movie. You can do this before or after you watch the movie, but you should definitely do it before you write the review, because you'll need to weave the facts into your review as you write. Here's what you need to know:
The title of the film, and the year it came out.
The director's name.
The names of the lead actors.
2: Take notes on the movie…
I stuck a blender on his head and killed him.
Wow. I honestly didn't expect to come out of the theater tonight so entertained by the wonderfully blended tonic of blood, chills and laughs that You're Next served up with confidence and craft.
Coming out of a theater pleased and fulfilled is a rare experience these days.
Next to The Conjuring I'd say this is one of the best horror films we are likely to get all year. Sitting down in the theater before it started, I would've laughed if my future self told me this was a 9/10 film I was about to see. Or an 8/10 one at that. Well I guess the simple genius behind You're Next…
In the last few months I’ve read so many conflicting reports about Adam Wingard’s home invasion slasher, from those hailing it as the saviour of the genre to others moaning about its derivative plotting. Having finally watched the film I’m not sure I agree with either meaning it’s an enjoyable and twisting ride but doesn’t necessarily linger long in the memory.
You’re Next is set during the Davison’s family reunion celebrating the parents’ 35th wedding anniversary. Things quickly turn sour, first with the bitterness festering within the family and then when masked intruders begin bludgeoning the guests to death. Wingard and scriptwriter, Simon Barrett, stick faithfully to the slasher formula with its resourceful final girl (Sharni Vinson proving to be…
Not your typical generic horror home invasion movie...If there's a 70+ year old woman who's by herself in your theater and she's getting into it, it's gotta be good. Right?
As many others have stated in their reviews, going into this I really didn't know what to expect. The acting was SO bad. The film was unintentionally funny because of how poor the acting was; you couldn't help but to laugh at times. Maybe that was the plan the director had. Seriously as times it was hilarious. I was expecting this to be really scary, but it honestly wasn't. A few jump scares got me, but I was never in a state of fear. I did feel extreme tension during…
You're Next manages to take the overused home invasion horror set up and turn it into something fresh. It takes expectation and predictability and turns them on their head while still feeling faithful to what it ultimately wants to be.
The screenplay is clever and tight with great character development (for a home invasion film) and fantastic pacing with some darkly comic moments. It doesn't fall into tiresome horror patterns by having overused jump scares and false buildups, nor an over-reliance on violence and complicated story turns. The violence and gore effects may be brutal but they never become the focus of the proceedings, they simply add to the horror of the scenario. Everything is delivered to the audience in…
I feel like I've seen much better horror comedy films than this. However, anytime I talk about this movie with someone they end up convincing me that it's great. 3/5 may be a bit too much. How about a 2.75?
Not quite on the level of The Guest, but this is a fun twist on a genre that I didn't think had any fun twists left to be made.
Not sure why this movie gets so much hate, it's very well done. The kills are insane and the pacing is great. It has very dry subtle meta humor through out. This film knows what it is and excels at it. This also has one of the most bad ass survival girls we have had in sometime.
The best slasher I've seen in years. Look out for that blender.
What "You're Next" lacks in originality in regards to its premise, makes up for it with an infectious energy to satisfy rabid horror fans, while also remaining appealing to mainstream audiences. The movie possesses an entertaining quality laced with a sense of dark humor which invigorates this rather generic, underwhelming storyline. Director Adam Wingard and Screenwriter Simon Barrett's previous collaboration "A Horrible way to Die" (2010), displayed great potential and promise. "You're Next" is unquestionably the duo's crowning achievement to date.
Once Barrett's wicked script kicks into gear after the first 30 minutes, the cast is slowly and gruesomely eliminated to the bare essentials. The violence is visceral and bloody, but so tongue-in-cheek, it often causes a devilish smile accompanied…
A bunch of a-holes trying to kill a bunch of other a-holes. That's really it. Entirely predictable and we've seen pretty much everything in this movie a thousand times.
#19 of my Shocktober Challenge 2014
Heard a lot of good stuff about this. I don't feel like I can share those feelings with others.
I don't have any particular problems with this. On the contrary, I enjoyed it. But I can't say I felt like this was anything big.
It is a neat version of the good old home invasion story with obvious twist ending and decent gore.
I appreciated that this was based on a family meeting and not some group of teenagers party.
The mostly minimalistic soundtrack was very good. Also liked the synthesizer songs later on.
But yeah that's it. Nothing very special to me. Worth a watch but not mandatory.
20. horror movie in October, 2014.
A pretty good slasher with a few nice twists, a great stinger in the very end and a nice lead actress.
Gets going pretty fast and doesn't let the pace down too much.
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- The Dark Knight
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- 13 Sins
- 100 Bloody Acres
- The ABCs of Death
Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Lilya 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
- Christiane F.
My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014); 615-652 are not ordered yet.