After having only seen a few pictures from the film and reading this synopsis: “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” , I was certain this would be very similar to 2008’s The Strangers. For that, you could count me out. There is very little that scares me in film these days, since it all seems so grossly impossible. The Strangers, however, was different. It was two people coming home from a wedding, a normal evening was going to be having a drink, unwinding and then heading to bed. But ‘because they were home’ these intruders decided to fuck with them and torture them to death. I got talked into attending the midnight premiere of You’re Next while at SXSW and feared I would be having more nightmares of random people with seemingly harmless masks on breaking into my house to terrorize me. This film was much different from the plot of The Strangers. First, it’s a family getting together, not just two people. Next, there are helpless people who do dumb things (requirement for horror films) but there are also people who step up to the challenge of survival and make it the most enjoyable midnight film I’ve seen in years! Watch our video review to hear us rave even more about the film, which will have wide distribution in August.
by Angela Davis