IMDb Review 1:
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What starts out as a peaceful family reunion in a secluded home quickly
devolves into utter madness and hysteria when a family is inexplicably
attacked by assailants wearing animal masks. But the bad guys haven't
reckoned on the tenacity of one of the guests - from outside of the
family - who becomes a thorn in their sides (and head, and arms, and so
on). You're Next is an unequivocal scare ride, impressive enough to
make one forgive the occasional lapses in logic.
First to arrive are the mother and father, Paul and Aubrey. They plan
to renovate the house, sort of a retirement project for Paul (who had
worked for a defense contractor). Shortly thereafter, Aubrey thinks she
hears footsteps upstairs. Paul goes to check it out but finds nothing.
Meanwhile, son Crispian (yes, that's his name) is driving up with his
girlfriend Erin; he's a teacher of some repute who's probably not as
successful as he'd like to be. His two brothers and sister and their
respective significant others are to arrive the next day. Crispian
seems like a nice enough fellow, and he explains to Erin that his
family hasn't been all together in a long time. "It'll
be...interesting," he tells her that night. "How so?" she asks. "You'll
see," he adds mysteriously. At this point we're supposed to grasp that
there are long- standing issues among the family members, as is not
The next day, the rest of the guests are on the scene. There's
noticeable tension between Crispian and his brother Drake, as well as
between Drake and the youngest brother, Felix. One gets the impression
that there're been plenty of bickering and sniping over the years.
Drake picks on both of his brothers plus his sister's boyfriend Tariq,
a documentary director. And then the attack begins, and chaos reigns.
People are picked off, shot by bow and arrow or hit with an axe. Some
try to go for help, to no avail. Cell phone service is down, too. No
one knows who's attacking the family, it seems; is this a random event,
or were they selected for extermination?
While most of the guests are loudly panicking, only Erin has the
wherewithal to act quickly and decisively. She knows how to use
weapons, including her own body. She knows how to keep intruders out.
For example, she has the idea of people rushing out of the dining room
while holding a chair, thus giving them some cover. She takes charge
better than anyone else there seemingly can. It's not really important
why she possesses these skills; it's just enough to know she can employ
them. Makes for a better film than watching a family get cut down,
that's for sure.
There are two things that intrigued me in this film. One is the
dazzling, breathless direction by Adam Wingard (V/H/S), which puts the
viewer right in the middle of everything. This not only makes it tough
to think about the motives of the family members but also gives the
viewer almost no time to contemplate anything other than pure survival.
Just like the family members. Aha. The second is that underlying
question of why the family is being attacked, for if they've been
specifically targeted, is it because the family has money, or some
other, equally nefarious reason?
Here are some caveats, though: the attackers seem pretty dumb, when all
is said and done. Their dumbness doesn't detract from the
action/violence/plot, anyway, so it's not a real issue. Along the same
lines, the method behind all of the madness seems a little sketchy,
even far fetched. But it's not implausible, so again it doesn't detract
from the mayhem.
So it turns out I liked You're Next quite a bit, although those who
aren't thrilled with blood and guts and such should really not bother.
There's nothing for you here. There is a story, and it's a pretty
interesting one, serving as a nice backdrop for the murdering and
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IMDb Review 2:
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The horror genre has continued to struggle over the years with only a
few really standing out. For the most part they seem to be just
rehashing the same stories or remaking stuff left and right as opposed
to delivering something original. The latest You're Next has been
sitting on the shelf for a couple of years, but is finally getting it's
chance to slash its way onto the big screen, but does it live up to the
wait and all the hype it received when originally screened at the film
You're Next follows a family getting together for the first time in a
long while, but the struggling family event is cut short when a gang of
masked ax and crossbow-wielding murderers descend upon them, but as
they fight to stay alive against these ruthless killer they soon
realize one of their guests proves to be the most talented killer of
all. This is easily one of the best horror slasher types flicks to come
along in some time. Sure there are some weak performances here and
there, but nothing that hinders the overall film. The story is paced
well and actually takes some time to let you get to know the characters
a bit without ever thrusting too much unnecessary information. The
first bit of the film does move a bit slow, but it helps to set the
tone of things to come and when they start it's a bloody home run.
There are some great gore moments and creative fun kills that are sure
to not only please the usual gore hounds, but also use the slow build
to the more entertaining ones as the film progresses. The film works
perfectly making sure to build the tension slowly and speeding things
up when needed. They have crafted a brilliant score here that has a 70s
horror vibe that sets the tone for every seen and making them that much
more effective. For these films you always have to have a great
memorable killer and while they kept it simple, those animal masks are
effective and creepy creating a great tone to their presence.
This is an excellent addition to the horror genre that not only follows
all of the old school horror rules, but also just gives you the feel of
those same films with its execution. There are a few predictable
moments later in the film, but they still manage to deliver that fun
you are looking for. Sure if this one is successful there is no doubt
someone will try to figure out a way to make another, but this one
leaves itself with somewhat of an ending that hopefully they will let
it just end on the brilliantly gory and fun high note that it is. In
addition the during credits sequence showcasing the actors from the
film is pretty damn awesome as well.
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IMDb Review 3:
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I would count myself as a reasonably hardcore horror fan but ask me
about most so-called horror past things like Saw 1, Cabin Fever or
Final Destination and I would draw a blank. I am sure there are films
out there that I am missing (although I dip my toes back into the genre
from time to time) but mostly the films seem to be grind-house style
rip-offs of exploitation films, found footage films, gritty, grimy,
greeny/brown and gross films, torture porn, CGI fueled messes, fast
zombies, tweeny PG-13 nonsense or, of course the dreaded remake and all
of those, quite frankly, can shove off. I have little to no interest in
any of that stuff.
Now I had the unabashed, joyful pleasure to interview Barbara Crampton
last year about her work with Stuart Gordon in the 80s (some of my
favourite of the genre) and the restarting of her career with Lords of
Salem and You're Next. Sadly she was cut out of Lords of Salem but,
thankfully, she remained very much in You're Next. So, of course, I was
going to see it. It could've been a torture porn remake featuring a
fast zombie falling love with a drippy teen made in the grind-house
style and I still would've been there with bells on. Barbara Crampton's
return to our cinemas needed to be seen and supported. No question.
Well I couldn't be happier to report that, firstly, You're Next is none
of the above and, secondly, it is a resounding success. An
entertaining, independently spirited, horror, comedy, action film that,
although obviously has lots of familiar genre staple moments, is,
thankfully, not knowing, winking, referencing or particularly
derivative of any one thing. The acting and direction are assured, the
gore effects pleasingly devoid of CGI, the humour comes from a very
real human place not a silly, contrived place and the tension is
satisfyingly maintained throughout.
The best praise I can give this film is that it is just solid, decent,
well made entertainment, the kind we so rarely get to see and, while
none of it is exactly, what you could call, a huge surprise, to the
initiated, I still had a tremendously good time with the film. I
laughed out loud, I jumped, I felt nervous and was, on occasion,
sufficiently creeped out. I love that. So cool when a film can achieve
The cast, across the board, are great in their roles with stand out
mentions going to Barbara Crampton, of course, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen
and a tour de force from Sharni Vinson as the kick ass heroine ready to
The score and soundtrack, especially in the second half, is a sheer
delight and was evocative of Goblin or Carpenter in just the right way.
Apart from one scene of heightened panic the camera did not veer into
amateurish shaky cam, thank goodness and, in fact, I loved the way the
film was directed, shot and edited. It has definitely made me want to
check out Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett's other work and keep a close
eye on what they do in the future. There's not a lot of flourishes or
showing off, just strong, simple, clear direction. Fantastic job.
I can't urge people enough to go and see this in the theatre. A lot of
talk is thrown around these days about how horror fans need to support
new, independent horror and quit their complaining that there is
nothing new and good out there. Well, seemingly, what horror fans
actually end up doing, sadly, is throwing hard earned cash at remakes
and then attacking anyone who says they don't want to see them because
we shouldn't "pre-judge". Justify it how you like but you are throwing
money at marketing companies who make a tenth rate, weak sauce, copy of
a previous classic, with no care or understanding as to what made the
original so charming and ingenious, slap the same name on it, throw it
into cinemas and sit back to watch the coin come rolling in. One of the
trailers before You're Next was the Carrie remake and oh dear oh dear
oh dear that looks to be one of the most insipid, uninspired, pathetic
looking, unoriginal and beige remakes yet. I think Carrie and Evil Dead
are vying for the top spot of most redundant and pointless remake of
2013. The kicker is that, in the Carrie trailer, they even show, in
slow-mo no less, the pigs blood at the prom scene and it's
'we-want-a-lower-rating-please' black. Sludgy, boring black. Imagine my
absolute sheer, fan boy, delight then when You're Next starts and the
blood is thick, gooey, vibrant RED! YES! Hallelujah! YES!
So, please, GO SEE THIS FILM. NOW. Go and enjoy. This is what
entertainment looks like. This is what new, independent, horror worth
supporting looks like. Go out there, watch it and spread the word.
Please. If the Carrie remake makes more than You're Next and if you
bypass You're Next in the theatre but go and see Carrie, I don't care
your excuse, you are a very very bad person and you should be utterly
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