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You’re Next


yourenextCrispian (AJ Bowen) brings his girlfriend Erin (Sharni Vinson) to meet his family at their country house in Missouriā€¦ but a dinner that evening turns into a battle for survival when they are all attacked by strangers. Starting out in traditional slasher mode with a semi-nude girl and a masked maniac, this surprisingly entertaining horror thriller/comedy keeps its tongue firmly in cheek but never strays from other ambitions as well. There are laughs, but it is also genuinely horrifying and exciting, and itā€™s easy to get involved in the characters and the mysterious motivations behind the gruesome attack. Further elevated by an icy electronic score and Vinsonā€™s kick-ass lead performance.

2013-U.S. 94 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced byĀ Simon Barrett, Keith Calder, Kim Sherman, Jessica Wu. Directed byĀ Adam Wingard. Screenplay: Simon Barrett. Music: Mats Heldtberg, Jasper Lee, Kyle McKinnon. Cast: Sharni Vinson (Erin), Nicholas Tucci (Felix Davison), Wendy Glenn (Zee), AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Sarah Myers.

Last word: “Agatha Christie novels were a big source of inspiration for me. Also, chamber mysteries and screwball comedies like ‘Bringing Up Baby’Ā was a point, but then it just occurred to me the other day, and this is a slightly more obscure film I guess for most people, but someone I follow on Twitter was talking about ‘Twitch of the Death Nerve’,Ā Mario Bavaā€™s ‘Bay of Blood’, and I realized, like I hadnā€™t seen that movie in forever, but that actually probably was a reference point too. Thatā€™s kind of considered one of the first horror killer movies.” (Barrett, Indiewire)



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