When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 7.0/10 (1,036 voted)
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.
"You're Next" is a home invasion/survival film in the vein of "Funny
Games", "The Strangers" or again "The Last House on the Left". As in
the latter cited, you'll find here the usual bunch of people being
assaulted by strangers in a remote house. In that "You're Next" brings
no novelty, bu does a great job at delivering the great tension and
suspense associated with this specific genre of horror. Where the film
truly excels, is that it adds some really clever elements of crime and
comedy to the genre, making it really unique. The film does a fantastic
job at giving you true/false hints about who could be involved in the
invasion; and you really spend an hour wondering if it's true and who
could it be, just like in these great Italian giallo. Second, the film,
which starts on a serious tone, gradually and subtly incorporates
comedy elements in it. Towards the end it is hilarious, but never
overrated or absurd, keeping the film on the horror track at all time.
There is also great deal of gore in the film, and gore-hounds will find
their lot of brutal kills. The main actress, and the character she
plays, also needs to be mentioned for she is, at the image of the
movie, a real bad-ass! You're Next is both true to the genre and
innovative. The balance between horror, crime and comedy is perfect. A
great surprise and amongst the best 2013's film so far.