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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…
When it comes to actual scares, "You're Next" is a little too reliant on horror movie tropes, with too much sharp jolts of loud music, gore, and screaming. When it comes to originality and genre deconstruction, however, "You're Next" is one of the best examples of its kind. As opposed to being tongue-in-cheek, it plays things straight, subverting plot conventions without anything so much as a wink. Combining a home-invasion thriller with a family dramedy is a stroke of genius. Not only does it flesh out the characters such that they aren't just bodies to be torn to shreds. It takes away one of the most common elemnts of a home-invasion flick. They derive most of their fear from being…
Quite nicely shot with a relatively interesting story... But it follows the typical conventions of a slasher film a bit too much for it to be better!
From the makers of A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE and THE GUEST comes this stunning and surprisingly enjoyable home invasion thriller,which depcist a wealthy family being terrorized ,and systematically killed(in one-by-one fashion) by a group of masked killers,with one lone gal mightily fighting back,and stumbling upon a handful of shocking secrets along the way. Plenty of amazing plot twists and brutally gory slaying throughout this film,which shows that there is some hope in the modern horror film genre.
An horror film that wears its 80s (slasher flicks) and 90s (horror-dark humour) influences on its sleeves and still manages to presents new elements and twists. Fun script and able direction keep the viewer guessing from beginning to end.
I like to compare You're Next to another 2011 horror release, Cabin in the Woods, as You're Next also acts as a subversion of horror cliches, and does so with a great deal of humor. Only in this case, instead achieving its humor by deconstructing horror and criticizing the tropes of its own genre, You're Next happens to be an honest, true to form horror movie that happens to be both frightening and funny.
This gets three stars because Erin as the best Final Girl makes up for all the horrible acting in the film.
Lacks the zany pop that made The Guest so fun.
A really good horror flick that harkens back to the splatter films of my youth. The action was near non-stop. The acting and dialogue were pretty weak, but that somehow lent to the retro feel of the film. It also featured a great hook song by Dwight Twilley.
In a time where the horror genre is filled with bad home invasion flicks (The Purge) and paranormal house movies (Paranormal Activity 2, 3 and 4) are being pumped out by the minute, You're Next comes along and flips the genre on it's head and gives new hope to the new generation of horror filmmakers. Obviously inspired by films such as the Evil Dead trilogy, You're Next poses -with a trailer and all- as a bad run-of-the-mill horror flick and even starts off that way, and with gracefulness and skill turns itself into something wickedly different twistedly hilarious and overall spectacular. It seems the greatest horror films are the ones that not only deliver the goods buffs expect, but providing so much more for people who don't even like the genre.
Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
My five hundred favorite films (1940-2014)