You're Next [Blu-ray]
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This movie had everything I wanted as a fan of the horror/comedy genre: originality, satire of cliche home invasion movies, great lines, and best of all - crazy, over the top, unique ways of killing someone.
You gotta love it.
In what continues to be a darn good year for horror films, add this Adam Wingard chiller to the list. Those looking for a traditional home invasion slaughter-fest should be satisfied but really that's being somewhat myopic.
Wingard invites several of his director/writer/producer buddies to have significant roles in the film. Most prominent is Joe Swanberg as Drake, one of 4 siblings invited, along with their significant others, to their wealthy parents second home for their 35th wedding anniversary. Along with Drake and girlfriend Kelly (Margaret Laney) are brothers Crispian (AJ Bowen), a college professor and his former student now girlfriend Erin (Sharni Vinson), and Felix (Nicholas Tucci) and his goth-girl Zee (Wendy Glenn). There is one sister, Aimee (Amy Seimetz) and boyfriend Tariq (horror filmmaker Ti West).
You don't have to wait around long for things to get interesting. We see a couple neighbors "down the road" get wacked for no apparent reason. Maybe practice. The home invaders all wear animal masks, for reasons not clear for most of the film. Family and friends begins to drop one by one with a variety of unusual weapons. No guns around which is ironic as the father, Paul (Rob Moran) is a retired defense contractor.
The emotional reactions seem to be mostly screaming hysterically or in dazed confusion. Erin, for reasons explained midway through the film, isn't one to sit around and wait to be executed however. Using some ingrained Australian survival skills and common smarts, she refuses to be a victim. There are some interesting twists that make this film different from most of its ilk.Read more ›
instantly, I was drawn in. earlier in the day, while heading out to a budhist temple in the country, my family drove through super affluent, mansion-riddled neighborhoods and i started fixating on the notion of a horror movie set in such an enclave. the opening shots of this movie are gorgeous, establishing the setting, and letting us know exactly what our victims are like. a typical bickering, dysfunctional, rich family gathers to celebrate their parents' anniversary, bringing together the children and their various romantic partners. one brother establishes himself as the alpha bully, systematically targeting his sibling's boyfriends and girlfriends about their careers and life choices. and then...
when this movie get's rolling, it's like a breath of fresh air. instead of spending 40 banal minutes getting a rote intro to the characters and their relationships, you're next lets us get to know them while they are under assault, unseen, unknown, unexpected. quickly, the family begins to show its' true stripes, the cowards cowering, and the heroes rising. the family scrambles to escape, survive, and prepare. it is in the films first arc, that you're next is thoroughly disturbing and unsettling; the bf's and gf's don't engender too much sympathy, but watching family members weep over their loved ones is excruciating, particularly one death early on that shows that this movie is serious about its' mission: to be uncompromising.Read more ›
When it comes to horror fans, people either love or hate the home invasion sub genre. I myself am a fan, so take that into account.
I found the film to be chilling, but with some dark humor. The main character, Erin, was refreshing because A.) she was a woman who wasn't a Scream Queen and B.) she fought back. While there were some moments that were predictable, the final twist had me gasping then chuckling. We see not only an unusual twist in a horror film, but some dark humor and Erin kicking butt as well. This was a film that stayed with me for quite a while after watching. It has more realistic characters and poked fun at typical horror stereotypes.
All in all, it's a good night in with a home invasion horror flick that is a new take on the sub genre. I would definitely recommend You're Next.
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Not a bad movie. I liked the story line. The girl that turns out to be a "Rambo" is a little hard to swallow. Lol. But I did like this movie!Published 18 hours ago by cwaggs
I really hated this show at first. The acting seemed horrible but then as it progresses it gets better and better until the end, you're like: "That was actually kind of... Read morePublished 1 day ago by The B.I.V.
This movie was great everything I expected and more. Definitely recommend to any horror fan. Five stars.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
It turned out to be better than I thought it would be. The ending was good.Published 5 days ago by Melvin Winfrey
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