You’re Next starts off with the obligatory horror staple, the gratuitous sex scene followed by the wander round the house near naked scene. But once that’s out the way, it’s down to blood and gore, with a double homicide in the neighbours house.
The we pause as we get to know the neghbours, coming to their remote holiday mansion, for a family get together with the most dysfunctional families ever. And you know just what’s going to happen, especially with a horror film called You’re Next. But whilst the premise is predictable, a survival horror, You’re Next is nowhere near predictable.
And it’s down right funny.
Right from the get go with the opening sex scene, the crowded cinema is laughing out loud, and throughout the film you’ll be thank full you watched it on the big screen at a full house, because like last years horror hit, Cabin In The Woods, You’re Next is best viewed with a cinema of like minded individuals.
Back to the story, the dysfunctional family all come together for some reason that’s not really important, three of the siblings bring new significant others, and one is in an existing steady relationship. Not that any of this matters, because halfway through a hilariously funny dinner, the sole boyfriend notices something out of the window, and shortly after this documentary film-maker becomes the first victim of the main course. It’s dysfunctional family that our masked murderess have their eyes one, the neighbours were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Of course, not all goes to plan and not all is as it seems, but one things for sure, the violence is brutal, and the ways to die can be down right funny is a very black comedic way. From the way the masked intruders are all wearing animal masks to the surprisingly lethally skilled house guest, You’re Next is looking like it’s the highlight of the Festival for me, and it’s only the first film I’ve seen.
If you like brutal but darkly funny, and you loved Cabin In The Woods, then You’re Next is a must see during the Film Festival this year.
Rating: R18 Horror, graphic violence & offensive language.