You’re Next, the movie horrorfans have been raving about ever since it hit the festival circuits back in 2011, is finally, and I do mean FINALLY available to watch for all of us ‘regular’ folks.
What can I say that hasn’t already been said on many other websites?
It’s a home invasion movie, and while it can be reminiscent of movies you’ve seen before (most notably ‘The Strangers’ comes to mind) it is to the credit of director Wingard that his movie manages to capture what made those movies great and then spins the genre around.
You see, the biggest part of You’re Next, and thats not a spoiler, is the fact that the people assaulting the family become the assaulted once we find out that one of the members in the family is very good at defending (him/her)self.
What Wingard has done is give us the invincible foe, but put him/her on the team with the good guys.
I love my horror, and for those of you who do as well, you must know something I’d like to describe as ‘fun horror’.
It’s movies like Scream or The Loved Ones, definitely horror, but with comedy thrown in, and it doesn’t go as dark as say Martyrs or The Human Centipede does.
I find it hard to find such movies who can deliver on horror and still give you a good time, especially if you want to watch a horror movie with someone who is not so willing to discontinue sleeping for a few days.
You’re Next definitely belongs in a row which also has Scream, The Loved Ones and Switchblade Romance in it. It’s a love letter to slashers and it knows that it’s made for an audience that knows and loves horror.
This means you won’t get the obligatory stupid decisions from our cast, and we won’t get the been there, done that murders.
Instead, You’re Next isn’t afraid to show you what it is: a great rollercoaster of a ride that will have you and your friends screaming with utter joy when it unfolds in front of your eyes.
You’re Next was worth the wait.