Saturday, April 5, 2014
You're Next is a 2011 horror film directed by Adam Wingard and starring Sharni Vinson(Home and Away),A.J. Bowen and Ti West.
The film begins with a man and and woman having sex. When the man goes for a shower, the woman in murdered. Someone writes 'You're Next' in blood and the man sees it when he comes back. He is killed too by some weirdo in a mask. Cut to Crispian Davison(Bowen) and his girlfriend Erin(Vinson) who are going to his parents house for a reunion. His brothers, Felix(Nicholas Tucci) and Drake(Joe Swanberg) are there along with his parents Aubrey(Barbara Crampton) and Paul(Rob Moran). His sister Aimee(Amy Seimetz) is there too with her boyfriend Tariq(West). Felix has brought goth chick Zee(Wendy Glenn)and Drake has his wife Kelly(Margaret Laney) with him. They have dinner and it is obvious that there is some tension between the brothers.
The whole party turns sour when Tariq is shot in the head by an arrow coming from outside. Drake is hit in the back too. Everyone panics. Aimee runs outside but is killed by a booby trap. Erin jumps into action. It is apparent that she is good in a crisis and she tries to set up defenses for the remaining family members. People are in the house and they are wearing animal masks and carrying some serious weapons. Erin is clever and she kills one of them when he attacks her. The parents are killed as is Kelly. Crispian goes out to find help. Erin stays with the others and it turns out that she was brought up in a survivalist compound in Australia before she moved to the States and she knows all about fighting and defending herself against harm.
What Erin doesn't know is that Felix has orchestrated the whole thing and that the intruders are working with him. He wants his parents' money and he is going to kill anyone to get it. He kills Drake and then he and Zee pretend to be scared but the truth comes out and all of the baddies try and get Erin. She kills Zee and the others but there is one left. It is Crispian! He has been in on it all the time. She and Crispian talks and he tries to explain, but she kills him. The cops come and see her standing over his body and shoot her in the shoulder. She tries to warn the cop about the booby trap at the front door, but it is too late and the cop gets it.
An interesting movie which I really enjoyed. I liked the lead as she was not the usual victim running away and screaming. It was different and I have to say that it was one of the better movies I have seen in a long time. It gets an 8/10 from me. See it if you haven't already and I know that you will enjoy it!
Posted by Amanda at 3:01 PM