You're Next

You're Next

You're Next

Home-invasion horror, the big winner at Fantastic Fest 2011 (including Best Horror Film). When a gang of masked, axe-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped until a guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all. 

Co-starring a coterie of young horror directors, with Aussie Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D, Bait 3D) in the lead as college student Erin, You're Next opens with a brutal murder in an upscale rural home. Soon after, the various members of the Davison family and their partners gather in their grand home next door for a get-together rudely interrupted by intruders wearing cute animal masks and killing them one by one with a not-so-sweet mix of axes, crossbows, machetes and piano wire. But while the Davison family panic, as the killers expect, Erin displays an aptitude for retaliation that'll shock them all.

2011Rating: MA15+, Strong bloody violence96 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Nothing special

You're Next is just another's by the numbers home invasion thriller/horror. It is very cliched and forgettable, as are it's characters; a line up of boring people who all die in a number of boring ways (give for one interesting kill). Go someplace else for a decent horror film there is nothing particularly redeemable here.

1.0

Creepy funtimes

Creepy, gross and laugh out loud funny. I genuinely jumped a few times in this, which isn't usual for me as I generally hiding behind a cushion. A lot of fun.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

There may be no great originality on display... but there's certainly plenty of energy.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Funny and tense, rather than hilarious and terrifying... If all horror comedies were this good we’d be laughing – and squirming.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Fairly routine brunette-fighting-for-survival stuff with a liberal dose of dark humour.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Strays just enough from formula to tweak our jaded appetites.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It's scary and often graphic, but as the action escalates to the point of absurdity, the spirit of early Sam Raimi starts to creep into both the action and the dialogue.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

A home-invasion, cabin-in-the-woods-style horror, with a spirited, breakout performance from one of our own.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

May well be your next favourite horror film.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

There may be no great originality on display... but there's certainly plenty of energy.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Funny and tense, rather than hilarious and terrifying... If all horror comedies were this good we’d be laughing – and squirming.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Fairly routine brunette-fighting-for-survival stuff with a liberal dose of dark humour.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Strays just enough from formula to tweak our jaded appetites.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It's scary and often graphic, but as the action escalates to the point of absurdity, the spirit of early Sam Raimi starts to creep into both the action and the dialogue.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

A home-invasion, cabin-in-the-woods-style horror, with a spirited, breakout performance from one of our own.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

May well be your next favourite horror film.

4.0

Nothing special

You're Next is just another's by the numbers home invasion thriller/horror. It is very cliched and forgettable, as are it's characters; a line up of boring people who all die in a number of boring ways (give for one interesting kill). Go someplace else for a decent horror film there is nothing particularly redeemable here.

1.0

Creepy funtimes

Creepy, gross and laugh out loud funny. I genuinely jumped a few times in this, which isn't usual for me as I generally hiding behind a cushion. A lot of fun.

4.0