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You're Next (2011)

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When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

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When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped... until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all. Written by Lionsgate

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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23 August 2013 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,020,196 (USA) (25 August 2013)

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$18,474,268 (USA) (13 October 2013)
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The masks in the film inspired the masks in the video game Hotline Miami. See more »

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When the guy is killed with the blender at the end you can clearly see him still breathing whilst he is lying on the floor for the entire shot. See more »

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[Paul taps his wine glass with his spoon]
Paul: Lets bow our heads.
[Everyone stops what their doing and hold each others hands]
Paul: Dear Heavenly Father we thank thee for thy food, feed our souls on the bread of life, and to help us do our part, with kind words and loving deeds. Amen.
Crispian: Amen.
Drake: Amen. And, thanks to mum and dad. For having us all here together.
Paul: It's our pleasure.
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The soundtrack credits consist entirely of three different recordings of "Looking for the Magic". See more »


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Looking for the Magic
Words and Music by Dwight Twilley (as Dwight A. Tilley)
(c) Almo Music Corp. on behalf of Tarka Music (ASCAP)
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Bloody and bloody good fun.
13 February 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You're Next is directed by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett. It stars Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, A.J. Bowen and Joe Swanberg. Music is by Mads Heldtberg and cinematography by Andrew Palermo.

The Davison family and partners meet up for a family reunion at a remote holiday home and quickly find that their inner issues are the least of their worries.

The splinter of horror that encompasses home invasion, that most terrifying of subject matters, has had enough filmic entries to actually fill a house! So when another one comes along with good hype and a promise of reinvigorating the formula, it's cause for horror film fans to start salivating.

You're Next doesn't reinvent anything, but it consistently and confidently keeps the formula well oiled and proves to be one of the better films of its type. The set up is standard, a big old country house in the woods, a whole bunch of likable and dislikable people, and of course some outside assailants about to unleash hell on everyone in the house. Refreshingly this is not a roll call of pretty teenagers being stalked and slashed, this is an assorted bunch, young and old, all shapes and sizes, and the family bickering that precedes the carnage is a smart move, because once family members start getting killed there's a genuine sense of grief and regret coursing through those yet to be sliced and diced.

It's nice to find that Wingard has great respect for his target audience, he's made a film for fans of the sub-genre and inserted a darkly comic streak that pays off royally. It's often very nudge nudge and wink winkery, but always in the right places. The director also proves to have a devilish eye for a murder scene, with some of the killings here high grade in blood, physicality and originality. Elsewhere the makers give us a great heroine, a truly resourceful gal that fights back with a ferocity that's both sexy and frightening, and while the revelation of why these events are happening is hardly original – or that the back story given for our heroine's skills is just silly – Wingard plonks it all together with such bloody verve it hardly matters.

Some less than good acting from a couple of the cast, and the overuse of shaky-cam stops it from going through the roof out into the genius stratosphere, but this is a cracker of a home invasion horror and well worth a night in with the lights off and the volume tuned up loud. 8/10


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