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Home Invasion Slasher Flick "You're Next"

Critics are raving about "You're Next," praising the twisty plot (yes, the killers' motivation is novel, though I suspected as much), the engaging and resourceful final girl (yes, she's one of the best in years), the creative kills (yep, the bit with blender is quite original) and the black comedy...wait, what?

It was supposed to be funny? Strange. I saw it with a half-packed house and we didn't laugh once. There were jokes there?

Also, it wasn't really very scary. Tense and suspenseful, yes, very much. But I was never scared.

by Anonymousreply 1708/25/2013

I agree in the sense that there were jokes, but not enough to call it a horror-comedy like some critics are saying. I'll be able to sleep fine tonight but it was a very tense- adrenaline-pumpin' movie. Plus I thought all the guys, except Ti West, were really hot. Especially Felix. I'll probably wank off to him tonight, fyi.

by Anonymousreply 108/24/2013

I saw it today and really liked it. The worst thing about the movie is the poor choice of title.

by Anonymousreply 208/24/2013

me too!

by Anonymousreply 308/24/2013

me too!

by Anonymousreply 408/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 508/25/2013

Is there any way publicists and other p.r. shills can be banned from Datalounge?

They are so tiring.

by Anonymousreply 608/25/2013

Unless I missed something, the killers motivation wasn't that novel. And the blender bit has been done before.

by Anonymousreply 708/25/2013

Filmed in Columbia, Mo at a beautiful mansion. I liked it.

by Anonymousreply 808/25/2013

r7, it was novel in the context of a slasher flick.

What other movie has used the blender bit?

by Anonymousreply 908/25/2013

Torture porn and with the escalation of home invasions, it's cruel. And it FLOPPED! Ha Ha.

by Anonymousreply 1008/25/2013

I saw it a few days ago. I liked the comedy bits but the killers' motivation/twist was not novel at all. Exactly how many reasons for a seemingly random home invasion can there be? I saw it coming after the first death at the family dinner.

I thought the most interesting part of the film was that it was somewhat uniquely shot and the way the family argued with each other was pretty hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 1108/25/2013

R9 Please explain how it was novel within the context of a slasher flick. Obviously, mark the post-


by Anonymousreply 1208/25/2013


It wasn't really 'novel' at all, just different from most slasher flicks.

It was a family reunion for the wealthy (hint) parents wedding anniversary.

The killers started picking off the guests and it turned out that a couple of the siblings had hired the killers so they could inherit the estate..

Another 'twist' ....the girlfriend of one of the boys had been raised in a survival camp and was well versed at tactics to fight back. By the time the movie was over, I think she'd killed off nearly as many people as the villains.

by Anonymousreply 1308/25/2013

Also, Barbara Crampton, who played the mother looked great. She practically could've played one of the daughters/girlfriends/wives.

If she's had work done, it is very, very good work.

by Anonymousreply 1408/25/2013


Yes, that's what I meant: within the context of a home invasion or slasher flick, I'm hard-pressed to think of greed as being the motivating factor in the killings -- usually it's revenge or just straight-ahead psycho randomness. If you can think of such a film, please let me know.

Ultimately, of course, the movie is just an excuse to show people being violently killed, which isn't scary, just unnerving.

by Anonymousreply 1508/25/2013

Coming to a Red Box by Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 1608/25/2013

As always, the Data Lounge has two or three posters who desperately try to make a fire by fanning their hands.

You're Next was a shoestring film made for under a mil by and starring mumblecore film people. It is deliberately comedic with the family elements, and has great reviews. It's already made its money back and its stars will keep on laughing to the bank and making cheapo personal pix and well-reviewed indie horror flicks like VHS, The Innkeepers and House of the Devil. This is their cottage industry and they've been doing it for years.

Next time stop trying to tell a story by yourselves and look at the world around you. Toodles!

by Anonymousreply 1708/25/2013
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