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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…
Offers enough clever twists and creative kills to satisfy horror movie fans for one and a half hour.
Still holds up as a solid gory film with a twist.
A horror-comedy which I found neither funny, because the gags aren't all that clever save one, nor scary. I did find it a treat to watch. Great looking movie, recalling the best of Wes Craven and Chuck Jones. The Camera scene. Ti West makes a weird cameo.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Easily one of the best horror films I've seen in the last five years, Wingard and Barrett knock this home invasion/slasher flick out of the park with a large cast of victims, a kick-ass heroine, a decent motivation for the murderers, and some fantastically bloody deaths. This is tongue planted firmly in cheek fun, with some exceptionally clever moments sprinkled throughout.
May well end up going gown along side The Cabin in the Woods as a cult hit in years to come. And if it doesn't, it deserves to.
Finally, a competent protagonist in a slasher film. Plus, death by blender.
A fun spunky horror flick that is pretty clearly drawing from 80's cult classics. Very much part of the Tarantino Film School generation.
I should start by saying I am no expert in horror movies. Not having seen any of the slasher quadfecta of Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I cannot judge whether You're Next goes back to the roots of the subgenre and may usher in a new era in horror cinema, as some have been saying.
I can judge this film at face value, however, and it is very well-made. The shocking camera angles You’re Next employs give a sense of unease without resorting to sensory overload or vertigo-inducing confusion. Like The Conjuring after it, this film attempts to give a more sophisticated vibe to the slasher film genre, and succeeds rather…
Usually I hate these kinds of movies to the point I won't even bother watching them. But after hearing only good things I decided to go out on a limb and straight up buy it. I really enjoyed it, watching an Australian girl kill a bunch of trained killers in animal masks is surprisingly enjoyable.
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