Ahhhh the infamous masked lamb and lion jumpsuit wearing men who stalk the perfect family on their getaway weekend lake house. “You’re Next” is a 2011 horror film directed by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett. I have never really heard of Adam Wingard but I have watched the movies “V/H/S” and “V/H/S 2” which Simon Barrett has written both of them which I thought were pretty good for not being really advertised big besides seeing it on ONDemand and Netflix. The film was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011 and then released in the United States in the summer of 2013 making way over then what the film cost to make.
However on to the movie, “You’re Next” was very good in my opinion, I had heard mixed reviews about the movie but I really like horror movies so it was a thrill for me. I even jumped a couple of times. The whole lamb and lion mask were very intimidating through out the movie, popping out of no where with the darkness and the music all combining it will have you on the edge of your seat.
The Davison family is at their weekend house to celebrate there mother and fathers anniversary with all their children which was a huge family and they all ranged from 25 to 40 years old and all had a girlfriend and wife with them for the dinner. It seems like the movie was kind of going to start out slow but they all sit down at the table to begin what looks like a great dinner with wine and fine food and great cheer. As like every family dinner there could be some tension or arguments which there was, a argument between the two brothers at the table. Meanwhile the sister’s boyfriend who was her guest gets up and walks towards the window because he sees something outside that catches his eye………
BOOOOOOM, arrow shot from the outside through the window and straight into his head…… DEAD. And it is all down hill from there, everyone is in a panic and flustered (who wouldn’t be?). Then more arrows are shot through the windows of the dining room which made me think hmmm is this gonna be like a spin off of “The Purge” with a bunch of people invading the home to kill but I was wrong. Two men which eventually we find out had been living in the house weeks prior to this happening which had me thinking something was up with what was happening. It just was not sitting right. The cast is no one I have heard of before but did a stellar job and great performance through out the whole film. I don’t want to say more without giving it away, there are plenty of twist and turns that will have you guessing until the end. I mean the very end. Get out and see this one ! Thanks for reading ! Feel free to comment ! — J.T. !