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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…
I feel like this movie had the potential to actually be scary. Instead it ends up being really fucking stupid. By the end it was laughably bad. How does such a shitty movie even get made? The best I can say for it is that it wasn't quite as inept as The Purge.
There is honestly a line "I stuck a blender in his head and killed him." That's a real line from this movie.
[This October, I'll be watching 31 horror movies in 31 days, and writing about my experiences here!]
Earlier this month, I watched director Adam Wingard's new film, 'The Guest,' which I loved. Almost every review I read of 'The Guest' mentioned his previous movie, last year's 'You're Next,' calling it an inventive, blackly-comic slasher that had already achieved cult-classic status in the year since its release. As a fan of inventive movies, blackly-comic movies, and slasher movies, I was quite excited to watch this one.
Well... I don't really get it.
For their 35th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson invite their four grown children to a house in the woods to celebrate. Each of the siblings brings a significant other…
Damn, I haven't seen this much white-on-white violence since... wait, I don't think I have a point of reference, oh wait World War II! Nailed it.
Belangloses Ditty als Leitmotiv, alles nicht wirklich originell, aber effektiv. Angemessen böse Schlußpointe. Die unterschätzte Frau als toughe Heldin (kann man auch fast schon nicht mehr sehen), die Familiendramaaufstellung eher Indiedrama als Schlitzerhorror. Die Eröffnungszene ist merkwürdig elaboriert aufgebaut, mit vielen, gut beobachteten Details. Diese (auch darstellerische) Akribie hält der Film leider nicht durch.
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
I've not really had much interested in slasher films for quite a while, but after loving The Guest I wanted to check out the previous film from director Adam Wingard. I thought You're Next did enough to add it's own spin on a tired genre to make it an enjoyable and interesting watch. Obviously due to genre conventions, it's quite easy to know how things are going to play out by the end but there's enough surprises during the journey to put it a level above most modern horror films.…
At the Columbus OH "Shock Around the Clock" 24-hour horror marathon, I saw YOU'RE NEXT with a huge crowd (sold-out house), and it transformed the movie. This one is fun by yourself, but it's one of the most crowd-pleasing horror films I've seen in ages. The whole theater had a blast.
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?
- 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); 618-653 are not ordered yet.