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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 tried to like this film. I really, really did. But I just couldn't get into it.
It's shot in focus, so that's nice. And it's not three hours long like every other movie I've seen lately. But still, I thought it was pretty boring.
This is a home invasion film. This isn't a review because I do not want to say too much about the movie.
Bought this on Blu-Ray a few months ago. I'm thankful, can't wait to hear commentary. I already want to watch it again. I'm so glad I stayed away from any discussion about the movie. Very cool to see Barbra Crampton as the Mom. Director Ti West as the film maker. I do note some political subtext. Great music! A+ on this bad boy.
"A worthy view for fans of the genre" is probably the worst pseudo-critical bullshit one can say, but I feel the need to resort to it here. You're Next is, I'm reasonably sure, a well-acted, well-shot and all around very well-made specimen of the kind of horror movie I fucking hate. It is a cynical movie, the kind of thing that takes immense joy in the pain and suffering of good people, the kind of thing that will cut away to a medium-long shot of its characters any time real emotion might threaten to overwhelm its resolute desire to care about nothing at all. Gets much better as it goes because it starts to become an action film, which is a genre that fares much better at having fun with kills, but this sort of shit strikes a wrong note deep down in me. Also, can we stop the "send the audience home with one more kill" thing? Jesus.
Though not really a 'horror' film this is still a cracking film. With a really good cast, some fantastic gore (that is well done), some laughs, a great score and a tense atmosphere this was a big surprise.
An entertaining, and gruesomely gory, home-invasion horror. Don't think about it too much and you'll enjoy the ride.
Sharni Vinson kicks-ass by the way as Erin, the girlfriend you need when danger calls.
I have actually been looking forward to finally watch this film, mainly because I see the director, Adam Wingard, as a great newcomer to the horror genre and cinema in general, and I truly think he has potential to become a memorable moviemaker of this time. On one occasion, I watched the first 25 minutes or more of it, but it didn't entirely catch my attention and I thought I had better give it another go some time, when I felt more up for it. It would be a shame if my mood was what would end up ruining my experience with the film. Now, when it received a nomination in the Horror HoF there's no excuses or ways around…
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So fucked up I actually liked it. Never knew that you could use things around you as a tool to kill someone, especially mixers.
You're Next came out to a lot of fanfare a few years back with critics hailing it as "the best slasher since Scream" and "The horror film of the year" etc. and although I cant really remember what other horror movies came out in 2011 off the top of my head, watching this again made me think that they were possibly right about Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard's entertaining, tension filled gory treat.
A family reunion at a big old house gets drawn into chaos when the house is attacked and invaded by a gang of killers wearing animal masks. As members of the family are slaughtered one by one it seems nobody will get out alive but what they…
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