‘You’re next’ lacks luster
Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 20:09
The Davidson family goes out to what seems like a vacation house for a wedding anniversary and invites the whole family.
It is here that the family comes under attack by a mysterious gang determined to slaughter the Davidson family, all while wearing animal masks.
Well, I am sorry the summary was not as long as usual, but that’s about the premise of the movie. It is a cat-and-mouse horror film.
“You’re Next” is best described as “The Strangers Part 2,” only with a motivation behind the gruesome murders. Upon watching the film, I was sad to find that I did not find it as scary as the trailer led on.
Granted, there are a few parts that will have you jump up and some high suspense scenes, but I found the horror to be very cut and dry.
The movie does try and throw the audience for a loop but I even found this to be mediocre.
What surprised most of the audience and the person I went with, I saw coming from the first 15-20 minutes of the film.
“You’re Next’s” saving grace is the kill scenes.
When I see a horror film I always like to find different ways that the victim’s lives can be brutally ended. I am not a sick person or anything, but when you watch plenty of horror movies, the ole machete through the head or the butcher knife in the chest gets to be very repetitive and old.
“You’re Next” did deliver when it came to finding interesting and new ways to kill off a character.
After the end of the film where everything is revealed, if you look back on certain aspects of it, the actions by the villains make absolutely no sense and seem rather pointless to their goal.
In the film, Crispian Davidson character’s girlfriend Erin (Sharni Vinson) seems to be very over the top and misplaced with the setting and tone of the film.
I did like, however, that there is one repeating song that plays through certain parts of the film.
I find that when you can take a simple song and put it with a horror movie, it changes that songs tone forever in the mind of the audience.
This has been used before with “Halloween,” “Mr. Sandman,” “Jeepers Creepers” and more recently “Insidious’ Tiptoe through the Tulips” by Tiny Tim.
If you are easily scared and enjoy horror films, then “You’re Next” should be right down your alley.
Although it really didn’t impress me like I had thought it would, I did enjoy the film and it is worth watching. I give “You’re Next” a 3 out of 5 stars.