After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.
A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Aubrey and Paul Davison welcome his family for a reunion in their isolated vacation house. Their sons Crispian comes with his girlfriend Erin; Felix with his girlfriend Zee; Drake with his wife Kelly; and their daughter Aimee comes with her boyfriend Tariq. When they are ready to have dinner, they are attacked by a stranger with a crossbow, and Drake is wounded by an arrow and Tariq dies. They discover that their cell phones are jammed and they are trapped in the house. Erin tries to protect the house, closing doors and windows, but the masked killers murder the members of the family. Are the killers lunatic? What is the motive for slaughtering the Davison family? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When Crispian cuts the piano wire at around 47 mins mark, the note that is heard from it is between D# and E. See more »
When Crispian is leaving and saying goodbye to Erin, in one shot their heads are nearly touching as they lean together. The shot then changes and their heads are far apart and Crispian is standing up straight, not leaning inward. See more »
You never want to do anything interesting any more.
I don't think that's a fair criticism.
Fuck me next to your dead mom then.
See more »
The soundtrack credits consist entirely of three different recordings of "Looking for the Magic". See more »
Looking for the Magic
Performed by Dwight Twilley (as The Dwight Twilley Band)
[Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Used by permission of EMI Film & Television Music] See more »
More accomplished and satisfying than one might expect.
YOU'RE NEXT is, unabashedly, yet another "nuclear family and/or rich yuppies besieged by masked psycho killers at vacation home" slasher, right down to the obligatory "last girl" element. But while the movie's schema is completely typical, its executionsmart script, decent cast, solid direction by Adam Wingardis exemplary.
The major detail YOU'RE NEXT gets right is to provide actual motivation for both the villains' kill spree and for the heroine's ability to survive the abattoir (other than being yet another innocent virgin with gumption). This alone is enough to place the film at the pinnacle of its sub-genre. Moreover, director Wingard and screenwriter Simon Bennett demonstrate a talent for side-stepping annoying clichés. The assembled victims numbers ten instead of the usual half-dozen, with not one idiot teen in the lot; the squealing, screaming, helpless characters are winnowed out with audience-considerate dispatch so the more fit and bright can make the best of their situation. Meanwhile, refreshingly, the murderers are NOT portrayed as unstoppable killing machines until the final ten minutes: one even gets short of breath and needs a time- out!
The pacing and shock effects are crisp; the moments of black comedy are sparingly, intelligently planted.
All told, far more accomplished and satisfying than a genre fan has any right to expect.
53 of 72 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?