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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…
You're Next is a ferocious and vicious joyride of a slasher movie, sending audiences on a trip of brilliant staging, immaculate pacing, pitch-perfect twists, and incredible kills. Frankly, this is EASILY the finest slasher of the 21st century. Nothing has come close. I can't believe I delayed my viewing of this, mostly because the majority of horror fans are whiny little bitches who can't see when anything worthy of mention is released.
I laughed, I cringed, I gasped in horror, I jumped; I had a physical and emotional experience with You're Next that I haven't had with a horror film since The Conjuring, And that film was a stone-cold classic.
Also, this is a stone-cold classic as well. The direction,…
This is actually a pretty clever horror with a fresh, original plot (and no "paranormal garbage" as my dad would say!). There are some jump-scares, but in essence this film is a character-piece sprinkled with blood and leaves you incredibly satisfied by the end. AMAZING female protagonist, like so bad-ass, I would re-watch just for her performance.
Interesting fusion of home-invasion thriller and family drama.
I've got to admit, for the first half-an-hour or so I wasn't really sold on the much-talked-about You're Next. It seemed a little generic, and while there's a good level of tension in the early stages, it didn't seem to do anything out of the ordinary. And, to be honest, it never does do anything that far out of the ordinary - but unlike many films, which might stumble in places along the way, or fail to deliver on early promise, You're Next simply excels by getting better and better, never putting a foot wrong, until by the end it has become something quite special. I found myself grinning at the screen for most…
I was pleasantly surprised with this film. I remember seeing the trailer before it came out and kind of feeling I had seen this movie over and over already. However, after watching Wingard's latest, The Guest, I wanted to give You're Next a try. I'm glad I did. The subtle twist on this story was unexpected and very much enjoyed. I thought the acting was pretty good across the board for this type of film. The cinematography was a far step above the other films I've seen in this genre. It's creepy. It's funny. It's good fun.
A very well done genre piece.
Some excellent deaths.
The main character is great. These guys seem to write women very well.
The surrounding cast really brings this down for me though.
The filmmaking is excellent. The film looks very organic. All the shots flow together. The pace is spot on. There are some very cool shots and some great sound design. This is a top notch genre film.
But like I said, the performances surrounding the main girl's really hurt the film. From the brothers to the mother to the villains, they all lack any restraint. That could very well fall on the director though. But at every turn there's a moment played a little flat or a reaction…
An interesting blend of Home Alone and horror. It's inventive but also pays homage to genre tropes. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Some genuinely tense moments, a few really beautifully shot sequences, a solid and fitting score. Vinson is great, everyone else is forgettable.
I watch very, very few horror flicks, and generally only go for ones that I hear consistently good things about, because those tend to have a good batting average with me. This definitely did not ruin that average for me. What a delightfully brutal, blackly comic thrillride, with a magnetic, stoic center courtesy of Sharni Vinson. I don't have too much else to say other than that, I guess. Oh, and the score in pretty ballin'.
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- The Dark Knight
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- 13 Sins
- 100 Bloody Acres
- All Cheerleaders Die
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); 615-636 are not ordered yet.