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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,…
Adam Wingard's feature - his second with writer Simon Barrett - offers a strong start with great interaction between brothers Crispian and Drake, played by A.J. Bowen and Joe Swanberg respectively, as well as the iconic animal masks used by the killers. While the action is good, and the soundtrack and score again perfect; that initial wonder in the first thirty minutes is lost as the film plays out simply as a generic slasher flick.
Not terrible, just uninspired.
The perfect horror movie for horror movie fans!
Enough twists and turns to keep you interested until the credits roll. Predictable but still good. Macaulay Culkin is still the master at setting house traps though ;)
After seeing Wingard's masterful job directing The Guest, I had to give You're Next a shot. Overall I had fun watching it, but I didn't love it.
Technically well made, from the soundtrack to the camera work, but there was something about the main character's motivations I didn't buy. Without going into spoilers, I'll leave it at that.
Wingard and writer Simon Barrett are an undoubtably talented duo who's future output I intend to keep an eye on.
I guess I just don't like horror films that much because I think this is supposed to be a pretty good one or something. Moderately clever, at best. Highly predictable and generally tedious, more like.
Here’s a movie I’ve noticed for a few years now, and I even have it on my wish list at Amazon...but never felt for buying it. Most people I know who have seen it likes it, and the reviews have been good - but there’s something with home invasion films that bores me. I just don’t feel for watching people get terrorized in their home for a few hours, often ending up killing the intruders after a fight to the death. Sometimes it’s becomes a good film, like Michael Haneke’s Funny Games, Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left and (to a certain degree) Ruggero Deodato’s House at the Edge of the Park. The last one in the genre I…
So, so, so much fucking fun.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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