BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Despite several new releases in theaters, this weekend's top sales went to last week's number one, Lee Daniels' The Butler. None of the newcomers could break into the second place spot either, leaving that honor to last weekend's number two We're The Millers.
It's hard to imagine any more ominous thing to hear in a dark, remote cabin, maybe one that was filled with your entire family before dinner was interrupted by some mask-wearing villains, armed to the teeth. And as a title for a horror movie, it's a good hint that the slashing and screaming you're about to see is smarter than average
Scripted by Simon Barrett, You're Next begins as a well-to-do family comes together for a reunion, the adult children of the family all bringing their significant others. Unfortunately, what they don't see coming is the trio of masked assassins that make it very clear they want the entire family dead. But what the killers don't know is that one of the people in the house is actually quite well-trained in the art of survival.
Youíre Next centers on the dysfunctional Davison family, who reunites in an isolated vacation house to celebrate a landmark wedding anniversary. But their family festivities and typical squabbles are pushed aside when a gang of merciless masked murderers descend on the house seeking only blood and carnage.
Here it is! Earlier today we brought you an exclusive GIF that previewed the brand-new poster for the upcoming Lionsgate horror film You're Next. Now you can see above the official, full poster! Revel in the horror, the animal masks, the inherent foreboding of that title that promises no escape from the bloodshed
If you haven't been following the You're Next buzz up to this point, here are the basics: it's a home invasion thriller, about a wealthy family's reunion interrupted by a bunch of killers wearing animal masks. But just when you think you know where this story is going, it surprises you both with an unexpected hero and a sense of humor that keeps the whole thing moving. It's one of the best horror surprises in the last few years
Whatís Youíre Next about? On a surface level, itís about a dysfunctional family getting together for a contentious reunion in an isolated mansion. But an attack from the outside has the normally-distant family members banding together in a twist on Agatha Christieís Ten Little Indians premise and Michael Hanekeís Straw Dogs.
You're Next begins as a group of siblings reunite to celebrate their parents' 30th wedding anniversary, but find everything go to hell when their house is attacked by a pack of anonymous killers.
Weíve been waiting a long time for Adam Wingardís Youíre Next. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, where it received rave reviews, and followed that up with a screening at Fantastic Fest that same year, but since then has been completed off the map.
Though it would be inappropriate to label Youíre Next as a horror comedy, as the movie doesnít spend a whole lot of time making jokes or winking at the audience, donít think that means it isnít one hell of a fun ride. The scares are so effective, bloody and intense that you canít help by giggle afterwards as a reflex...
The fun of moviegoing is often in the surprises, in thinking you've got the lay of the land only to walk into a theater completely thrown off. At the same time, you can at least do your best to be prepared, and to keep a mental note for those movies that could sneak up on you in the end. Yes, everyone on the Internet is already anticipating Man of Steel and Pacific Rim and Saving Mr. Banks and the year's other heavyweights, but what about the smaller movies you might not see coming?
I'm almost done with my stint at the Toronto Film Festival, so it seems oddly appropriate that a film I saw at the end of last year's fest is making headlines today. You're Next, the wry indie horror film that premiered here last year and was snapped up by Lionsgate Entertainment, has finally set a release date
Fantastic Fest is still going in Austin, Texas, and our intrepid reporter Brian Salisbury is bringing us the highlights of what he's seen at the world's largest festival dedicated to genre movies. For everything else Brian has been up to, check out all of his reports
I've been in Toronto for a week now, and though there are still movies playing and even interviews left to conduct, the festival is starting to wind down. A lot of people seem to think it's exhausting spending 10 full days seeing movies, eating poorly and never exercising, and I'd argue against it but I'm feeling too exhausted. Instead I'll just point you to the latest video blog, in which I run down the two films I caught yesterday