Sunday, September 1, 2013

Movie Review: "You're Next" (2011)

Movie: "You're Next"
Director: Adam Wingard
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes
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When a family reunites for their parent's 35th wedding anniversary at their house in the secluded woods, the Davison family becomes the target of crazy killers wearing animal masks. One by one, the family begins to perish, and it is up to the remaining few to fight back, seek help, and survive.

You may not know it from the trailer, but this film is pretty dang funny. There's a good amount of blood, jump scares, and creepiness mixed in with the dark humor, of course, but it's funny in an "Evil Dead II" kind of way. None of the actors here are very well known, but they get the job done...this isn't the kind of movie that will get nominated for any Oscar's, but it's certainly worth the price of admission. As simple as animal masks are, they sure are freakin' creepy. The makeup work is really well done, too. Everything down to the digital soundtrack is eerie and well executed and seems to be a throwback to horror films of the 1970s-1980s. Even with such a simple storyline like a home invasion, this film has managed to throw in several plot twists to keep audiences interested.

We both really liked this movie. It will make you think twice about going into the woods to visit your never know who you can trust or not.

My Rating: 8/10
BigJ's Rating: 8/10
IMDB's Rating: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76%
Do we recommend this movie: Yes!

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