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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Movie Review - You're Next

You're Next (2013)
Starring Sharni Wilson, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, Joe Swanberg, Rob Moran, and Barbara Crampton
Directed by Adam Wingard

There's nothing innately wrong with You're Next, a home invasion horror film in which three men in animal masks attack the WASPy inhabitants of a secluded house who have reunited for a family reunion.  However, despite its aspects of dark humor (which provided not nearly as many laughs as I had expected based off what I had heard), Adam Wingard's film doesn't really bring much new to the table.  The acting's decent, the kills are okay, and the direction is perfectly adequate.  But based off the fact that this horror film was "buzzed" about on the horror aficionado circuit, I felt a tiny bit blasé after watching it.

Admittedly, there's not really much else to write here about the low budget slasher.  Don't get me wrong...if this type of movie appeals to you, you could do much worse.  Don't expect a reinvention of the wheel, however.

The RyMickey Rating:  C

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