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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…
"Let's have sex next to your dead mom"
I feel like this film wants to play and have fun with horror tropes but the first 30 odd minutes are so dopey and just feel so reductive that whatever twists and genre bending goes on later feel inadequate. The film feels like it has to slog through the setup to get to the blood and gore, that it falls prey to horror staples like thin characters and a lack of building tension. The film provides someone to root for finally, but at that point can a single character or performance save a film? The movie has one fresh idea and has some fun with it but too many cliched horror tropes go unexamined and an inconsistent visual language makes it less than it could have been. Adam Wingard's follow-up "The Guest" is a better effort in genre. 2.6/5
Not as much fun as The Guest, but still a solid effort from Adam Winguard. It's fun trying to piece this one together, and it did genuinely throw me for a loop at a couple points.
To say that I enjoyed this movie is selling it short. It starts off as an all too familiar '90s serial killer movie but as soon as the main things are established it puts its own spin on things. I actually liked how it switches its narrative focus from "what" to "why", it surprisingly wasn't a deal breaker and kept me engaged the entire time. It isn't the next great true horror movie that will keep you up at night, instead it uses the horror setting to provide superb thrills!
Probably like with a lot of other people, The Guest was the reason I found out about this movie and decided to give it a shot. Good choice!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Liked it more this time around probably because I noticed details I didn't the first time. The camera frequently stays on reaction shots which is interesting for a couple reasons:
1. adds some humanity infrequent in slasher films
2. on the moment when the sister gets her throat slashed, final girl Erin is on the frame and you can notice her realising how serious this is and thinking everything she's going to do about it from now on; switch from the nice girl her boyfriend knows to the girl who grew up in a survivalist compound
3. even though, as I now notice, the people involved are hinted at, their reactions to the kills serve a dual purpose: them (mostly…
And the award for stupidest and least reasonable evil plan ever goes to...
Having caught up with Adam Wingard's The Guest, I moved on to his 2011 horror film You're Next with raised expectations; the film had been on my Netflix My List for a while, but The Guest gave me the push to finally watch it. It was a good decision: You're Next trades heavily on its horror influences and a self-aware, but still indulgent riffing on the genre's conventions, but has enough personality and punch to make it more than just pastiche.
Erin (Sharni Vinson), accompanies her struggling professor boyfriend to a family party in a remote house, which quickly escalates from domestic tension into a battle against masked invaders. As the details of the motivation behind the attack become clearer,…
While I don't find this as amazing as his sophomore effort, Adam Wingard shows his talent for genre filmmaking again. You're Next is astounding becausee U can see some of the horror cliches and conventions, but I am still so invested in the characters and stody. It is not only scary, but emotional putting you through what the characters think and feel. It might fall apart at some spots, but when it wxcels, it excels.
A fun and clever commentary on horror movies.
Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…