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.
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.
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.
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
Sharni Vinson and Wendy Glenn were actually roommates and best friends before and during filming. 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 »
[Lamb Mask removes his bloody shoe]
Whoa wait, don't do that! You don't want your DNA in here man!
I'll clean it up later. Just like the rest of this fucking mess!
Excuse me? You say that like it's my fault. Listen, just so we're perfectly clear, I just had to kill my own brother because you guys keep getting beat up by some girl! I had to stab my brother! More than once! You were supposed to do that! For all the good you guys did in here you could have stayed outside with your fucking crossbows...
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There are no opening credits. However, the title does appear as part of the plot in the opening scene. See more »
You're Next is a fun slasher with a great heroine with some major flaws
You're Next arrived to me with a lot of hype. I'm talking raves upon raves of praise about how it destroys horror movie tropes and brings a new kind of horror movie. I didn't get that. I did get a fun slasher movie with perhaps the most awesome "final girl" we've had in years, but this isn't anything close to great.
Good: Like I said, the female lead is the best part of the movie. Sharni Vinson does great as the "final girl" with more tricks up her sleeve than she leads others to believe. I loved her role in the movie. The kills were bloody with one in particular standing out. I like the look of the killers and the motivation behind the killings was predictable although a tad clever. There's some good comedy in here as well.
Bad: The first half of the movie before the killing is painfully slow. Just a bunch of people bickering with each other. It gets annoying fast and besides Vinson, there's little chance of rooting for the others here. While it does have fun with some horror conventions, it isn't revolutionary. It still follows the formula and predictability we come to expect with these kinds of movies. It isn't scary either with the movie suffering from shaky cam during the horror moments.
Overall, it's a fun movie for sure if you like slasher movies. A great heroine and some good kills abound, but don't expect a horror masterpiece like it is being herald as.
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