You’re Next (2013)
I really like this one. I remember talking about this one with my friend Art who also really likes this one. It’s the first thing I ever saw AJ Bowen in (whose name I can never match with the face at first), and the first thing I ever saw Sharni Vinson in. And Sharni Vinson is awesome in this movie. She kicks some serious ass.
She kicks so much ass, in fact, that the first time I watched this movie I looked her up and immediately watched as many of her movies as possible. Okay, really I only watched Patrick, which is awesome and also has Charles Dance in it, but that’s a story for another night.
I like this one because (warning: spoilers ahead) the twist is so well done. The reveal is perfectly timed (and much of the action happens after the reveal) but foreshadowed very nicely. The opening sequence is amazing — it’s possibly the most understated title screen I’ve ever seen in a horror film, but don’t quote me on that (err….).
The music is also perfectly done in this one. I guarantee you’ll have that song stuck in your head by the end of this. But it’s worth it. The character development is just right, the pacing is perfect, and the acting is pretty good. I definitely got the vibe of “dysfunctional family” from the group as a whole.
There’s a lot of violence and some pretty graphic death scenes in this one, so I wouldn’t recommend it for the faint of heart. Otherwise, this is an awesome, very entertaining slasher film (with a twist!).