You’re Next(2011) Review

A good poster for a good movie with a shitty ending.

A good poster for a good movie with a shitty ending.

     You, know I really enjoy a good slasher film every now and then. I adore smart horror movies like Compliance and TheBabadook for challenging the genre, but occasionally I enjoy something that works with the clichés. A horror movie that doesn’t necessarily do anything new, but still creates a solid experience. It’s the same reason I’ll watch almost anything with Jackie Chan. A lot of his Chinese stuff doesn’t do anything new for its genre, but he’s always a good time to watch.
You’re Next starts off as any basic slasher. A couple played by Sharni Vinson and AJ Bowen are on the way to meet Bowen’s character’s family in the idle for the woods for some kind of family reunion type deal-I don’t really remember and it doesn’t really matter-in an old house in the middle of the woods. Perfect place for a bunch of animal masked psychopaths to go all murder happy on the unsuspecting family. And that’s’ the basic gist of the film. You’re Next continues one of the horror tropes of the badass survival girl, and does a pretty damn good job. Sharni Vinson shines as the badass girlfriend, Erin, who is really the only person who seems to hold her own. Everyone else in the film is passable, though the casting for certain characters that have more dialogue than others is questionable. The film had an interesting techno bit in the score that surprisingly fit the scenes it was played over well.
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