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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 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…
A funny, well constructed, atmospheric, great time. The kills are nasty! Love Sharni Vinson in this - she is the best "final girl" I've seen in awhile.
A predictable, dime in a dozen home invasion horror flick. It's still decent, mostly because of Sharni Vinson, cool cinematography and the soundtrack. Otherwise it doesn't bring anything new to the table.
Directors Larry Fessenden, Ti West and Joe Swanberg all appear in this film, and it’s a damned good one. Though it isn’t hard to see one of the final twists coming,that’s OK as the film has so very much going for it. Basically, it’s nothing more than a mix of the “home invasion” and “trapped in a cabin in the woods” storylines, but Wingard somehow makes it work nicely. One fresh element is that one of the women in the house actually knows what the fuck she’s doing. In fact, the home invaders have as much or more to fear from her, as she has them. Also, the humor works much better than it does in many other movies of this type. Though completed in 2011, this will finally get a release from Lionsgate this year, so definitely check it out.
Wow, I was next.
From the filmmakers who created The Guest, which I thought was incredible, You're Next is a home invasion film in which a shy girl, played by Sharni Vinson, goes to her boyfriend's family reunion, only to join a bloody fight for survival against masked killers who break in.
I saw this film a couple months back, and I wasn't a big fan of it. I thought it just wasn't my type of movie. But I have heard many, many good things about this movie, so I thought, "Hey, maybe I just didn't get it, I'll give it another try." Why did I do that!?
You're Next is unfortunately a really boring, by-the-numbers, unintentionally hilarious slasher movie…
Horror cinema only works when it surprises us. Sensory surprises, and in post modern horror, the surprise of novelty over convention. You're Next does both, a smart and nastily clever twist on the burgeoning home invasion sub-genre. It has B-movie underpinnings, but some excellent writing and story construction. There is a dinner table scene in the first act which is Tracy Letts like in its exploitation of family dysfunction and the implicit threat of poisoned relationships. It stands alone, but has resonance as the movie plays out, setting it well apart from lesser horror fodder.
The other key departure from convention, albeit minor, is its choice of heroine. It's a credit to the film that her elevation comes as the…
One of the most boring, by the numbers slashers I've ever seen.
Although the trailer makes this buzz-worthy horror film seem like a riff on The Purge (2013), the opening sequence is all 80s slasher. And although the filmmakers seem a bit too concerned with satisfying the genre fanboys who love to catalog novel ways to drive up the kill count, a couple of well-timed twists kept my attention for the duration.
It just gets better every time I watch it!
Yup, still the best horror movie of the decade so far (FOR ME, SO SHUT UP I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK). Endlessly rewatchable, wickedly smart, violently funny, wonderfully sly commentary, and gruesomely gruesome with one of the best Final Girls.
Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
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