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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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Adam Wingard

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Simon Barrett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharni Vinson ... Erin
Nicholas Tucci ... Felix
Wendy Glenn ... Zee
AJ Bowen ... Crispian
Joe Swanberg ... Drake
Margaret Laney Margaret Laney ... Kelly (as Sarah Myers)
Amy Seimetz ... Aimee
Ti West ... Tariq
Rob Moran ... Paul
Barbara Crampton ... Aubrey
L.C. Holt ... Lamb Mask
Simon Barrett ... Tiger Mask
Lane Hughes ... Fox Mask
Larry Fessenden ... Erik Harson
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Talia
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Storyline

A family reunion turns into a full-on massacre when a gang of masked killers invade a sprawling country mansion on a ruthless mission of murder. Paul (Rob Moran) and Aubrey Davison (Barbara Crampton) are about to celebrate their wedding anniversary, and they've invited their grown-up children out to the country to share in the revelry. The first to arrive are Crispian (A.J. Bowen) and his new girlfriend Erin (Sharni Vinson). It isn't long before the rest of the family has filed in as well, and the party gets under way. Later, at the dinner table, old sibling rivalries begin to resurface and parental preferences quickly become apparent. Just as tensions begin to flare up, however, a crossbow arrow blasts through the glass window and panic sets in. The family is under attack. But who are the savage invaders donning eerie farm-animal masks, and what is their motive behind slaughtering everyone in the house? No one is safe as the blood starts to flow, but Erin is determined to see the ...

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The door may be locked, but it won't protect you. See more »


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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cacería macabra See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, Missouri, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,020,196, 25 August 2013

Gross USA:

$18,494,006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,895,481
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2.35 : 1
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The majority of the film was shot with handheld camera to increase tension. See more »

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When Kelly is thrown through the window of the neighbor's house, the actor who lands on the floor in the pile of glass is wearing pants, while Kelly was wearing a skirt as she ran towards the house, and is wearing a skirt again right before the masked killer kills her on the floor. See more »

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Erin: Grab anything that might make a good weapon.
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After the initial screening at the Toronto International Film Festival some edits were made to tighten the first half hour, which included making the initial conversation shorter between the parents when they're in their vehicle. See more »

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Looking for the Magic
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Bloody and bloody good fun.
13 February 2014 | by SpikeopathSee 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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