This Day in Horror

15 January 2014

You're Next (2011) - REVIEW


Well, I waited till You're Next came out on DVD to finally see what everyone has been talking about all year.  I went ahead and pre ordered the Blu Ray since it has been so hyped this year I figured that there was going to be little chance that I would downright hate it.  A fun fact: when looking this up on IMDB I saw this was actually made back in 2011 and just came out last year.

Paul (Rob Moran) and his wife Aubrey (Barbara Crampton) are going to vacation house were all of there children will be joining them for the weekend to celebrate their Anniversary.  As they enter the house the door seems to be open but nothing seems to be amiss until Aubrey hears a thump from the upstairs while cleaning.  Frightened she runs out of the house while Paul goes up to check it out.  Their Son Crispian (AJ Bowen) and his girlfriend Erin (Sharni Vinson) arrive and Crispian helps his Dad make sure the house is secure.  The next day the whole family arrives and they are sitting down for a nice dinner when it begins.  The rich family is now a target of a sadistic and brutal home invasion.  They are all now fighting for their lives being terrorized by 3 men on animal masks.  Who will make it out alive?

I am just going to say it right off the bat.  I liked Your're Next but I didn't love it.  I was a good movie don't get me wrong i enjoyed it but I think it is way over hyped and does not live up to everything I had heard up to this point.  Now having got that out of my system I am going to go on with my review.  One of the reasons I didn't totally love it was the story.  It wasn't real original and as a matter of fact I had 90% of if figured out within the first ten minutes of the movie.  It really is not too hard to figure out and that kind of took a lot away from it for me.

The cast however was a point of strength for the film.  Casting long time horror queen Barbara Crampton was a huge bonus. She seems to light up the screen with her performance in anything she is in.  I do have to give props to the main character played by Sharni Viinson as well.  Her strength and survival skills really reminded me of a strong female lead much like Heather Lagenkamp in Nightmare on Elm Street.  This film is definitely worth a watch maybe even two.  Just don't go into it expecting too much like I did.  I would rate this one 7 out of 10 stars.  As always stay twisted everyone!


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