Running Length: 95 minutes
Cast: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg
Director: Adam Wingard
Screenplay: Simon Barrett
Cinematography: Andrew Droz Palermo
Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett have proved themselves to be horror whizz kids with such films as Horrible Way to Die and 2 parts of V/H/S. This film continues in the same dark vein, but provides laughs alongside the screams and bloodshed.
The set up is so simple it could have been pulled from an Agatha Christie novel: a family are getting together at a country house to celebrate an anniversary. It’s the first time the adult siblings have been under one room in a long time, and naturally there is a lot of bickering, taking sides and jealous glances between them.
When a dinnertime argument is cut short by an arrow flying through the window, killing a husband, the family are faced with a deadly new foe - animal masked invaders with an arsenal of weapons designed to kill with maximum efficiency and bloodletting.
The hero of this piece is, interestingly, the girlfriend of one of the sons, a tough Aussie chick whose knack for dispatching of bad guys and booby traps is startling until it’s explained that she grew up in a survivalist camp in the outback.
Dark, bloody and full of moments that will make you jump in your seat, You’re Next is an indie horror that will appeal to mainstream audiences as well as this horror-team’s already established fanbase.