A family reunion spirals into a night of terror when mysterious assailants wearing animal masks lay siege against the clan in the new film by the director and writer of last year’s TIFF indie hit, A Horrible Way to Die.
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It feels so good, in 2014, to see a slasher movie that offers something as classy and entertaining as "You're Next". It is superbly directed by a director who knows what to do and how to do it, and the lead actress just kicks some serious ass. Forget your horror flick pretty-girl-in-trouble thing: you really don't wanna cross this gal. I believe it has all the elements to become a modern classic of the genre.
While the amateurish cast leaves something to be desired (with the notable exception of Vinson, who is astounding) and gore hounds might be disappointed, as it all often feels very PG-13, "You're Next" is a real treat. Wingard is an inspired visual stylist; there are plenty of beautiful shots and clever atmospheric devices that'll have you cringing and laughing, often at the same time. Inspired weirdness aplenty.
Fuck this was extremely entertaining! I'm not a horror aficionado by any means so I couldn't tell you how original or unoriginal this is but I loved it's wonderfully balanced sense of horrific suspense with a with cutting sense of humor. The girl lead was fantastic and I appreciated that the film never came off as satire, and just as straight horror comedy. The death scenes were handled well and were pretty gruesome.
Super fun! Full of surprises, hilarious, silly, well shot, and utterly suspenseful. My favorite so-called horror film of the 2000s. Home invasion thriller meets dramedy, with arrows, blenders, screw-drivers, and sharp wires. Mumblecore is boiled down to the bone, a sweet reduction; the tightly-knit crew acting here are mostly actors/ directors who champion the so-called genre. And this is something else indeed.
Without taking itself seriously, it manages to capture the audience in a fun, bloody and enjoyable rollercoaster. It captured the essence of the slashers, not trying to decompose them, but recreate them in a fresher form. Entertaining from start to finish. (Also, great performance by Sharni Vinson)
The first 25 minutes or so were slooow and terribly acted, but once the action starts up it was really fun. Such a fantastic idea and I appreciated a (spoiler!) female lead who kicking ass intelligently in a slasher situation. Sooo refreshing.
Regardless of a slow start and some predictability (which can be excused consdering the film's nature), You're Next is easily one of the most unabashedly entertaining horror films of the last few years. Not only is it really well-shot (seriously - some of the scenes are stellar), it genuinely scares at times and also delivers more than enough laugh out loud moments. Definitely Wingard and Barrett's best work yet.