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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.
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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 saw a trailer for this movie when it first came out and really wanted to watch it. Didn't get to see it. Now I found it on BluRay and finally watched it.
I love this little group of directors that we all know from VHS: Adam Wingart, Ti West and Joe Swanberg. Haven't seen many movies by them but all I saw I liked.
The story is pretty standard: family in a house a little outside of the city. Then intruders attack. Nothing special here.
It's all about how it's done.
We of course have a survivor girl, Erin (Sharni Vinson) but in this movie she is tougher than in any other horror movie I've seen so far. She…
You're Next is fairly good for a low-budget horror film. It has some pretty impressive on-screen deaths, a story that is simple but fits nicely as a horror-themed plot, and a number of unexpected moments. It has a very unique and fitting soundtrack. Adam Wingard is a very good horror director and has some really impressive scenes in this film. The film is not acted particularly well, save for the lead female performance from Sharni Vinson. Also, the dialogue is, for the majority of the film, either boring or a nuisance. At one point, every character was screaming lines of dialogue at each other and you couldn't even understand a word of it. I must admit there are some decent one-liners in the film though. As a whole, You're Next is pretty good and definitely worth watching. The main negatives are very easy to ignore because the thrills and twists are entertaining enough.
Probably my favorite horror film of all time.
totally not what i expected and i really enjoyed this movie bc it was a lot of fun. however, it scared the shit out of me and i was afraid to be alone in my house omg
As someone who grew up listening to a lot of Christian indie rock, I appreciated Adam Wingard's tribute to Blenderhead.
the main actress reminded me of jill schoelen. the father looked like david byrne. despite the film's sterile look and annoying characters i really liked it a lot. the plot allows for a loop hole for the characters being annoying. the soundtrack was really great. it reminded me of john carpenter. IMDb: "The soundtrack credits consist entirely of three different recordings of "Looking for the Magic"." IMDb: "Looking for the Magic
Performed by Dwight Twilley (as The Dwight Twilley Band)
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Looking for the Magic
Written by Dwight Twilley (as Dwight A. Twilley)
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A slasher film with a smart lead character! I don't know if this is something thats been done before, but I certainly enjoyed the results. This was a much needed breath of fresh air to the genre, that in a way, evened out the playing field between characters. There were plenty of bloody death sequences, but they matched by a bad ass heroine who was actual capable of strategic thinking, self defence, and able to injury the antagonists, which made for an incredibly satisfying twist.
Felt like I should watch this given I'd just seen The Guest by the same writer/director duo. You're Next is more of an action/suspense film than a horror movie, but for me thats good as I'm not a huge fan of horror. This was an entertaining ride but felt like it over stayed its welcome as it was a bit too long. The biggest surprise was the bad ass heroine. Good cinematography and creative kills also contribute to make this movie better than it probably would have been. It is definitely worth a watch. I was a little confused though as I wondered if I should be laughing at some parts considering how stupid some of the family members act given their situation.
A freakishly hilarious and suspenseful horror film that takes the home invasion aspect and spins it in completely fun and unique directions.
Sharni Vinson is our lead female hero and she courageously takes on the frightening home invaders, paranoid family members and questionable friends. She's a very well developed character and Vinson delivers a very fun and real performance for such a heightened character and scenes around her. Some of the acting is choppy at times for several other cast members in particular the parents but it is made up for the creative villains we are introduced later on.
The home invasion aspect of the film is thrilling and the story goes into several different directions with a lot to…
Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…