‘You’re Next’ Is Shocking, Funny and Badass…
‘You’re Next‘ is a suspenseful thriller that released back in 2011. The movie itself seems to have flown under the radar since it was in theaters and I seriously think we need to reconsider the brilliance of it. Here’s why you should watch ‘You’re Next” this Halloween or any day of the year for that matter! Spoilers Ahead…
Underrated Female Badassery
‘You’re Next’ has a rather unknown cast of which Sharni Vinson stars. This movie was ahead of its time when it comes to strong, badass female-led movies.
Vinson stars as Erin, an Australian student who has recently started to date her former college professor, Crispian. We meet the couple as they drive through some desolate woods in order to get to Crispian’s parent’s home. The parents are celebrating a wedding anniversary and this is the first time they will see Crispian, along with his two brothers and sister, in a very long time.
The movie starts off slow as you come to learn the dynamics between the siblings. The older brother is a douche, as they tend to be, the younger brother is full of angst and the sister is an airhead. On their first night at the huge secluded home, the parents, siblings, and significant others prepare for an anniversary dinner. This is where things get crazy.
During dinner, the sister’s boyfriend notices someone standing in the woods through the window. As he inches closer to get a better look, an arrow crashes through the window and impales him in the forehead. Obviously, chaos ensues as the family tries to figure out what the hell just happened.
We learn that the family is being targeted by a group of masked home intruders who have already killed their closest neighbor. The bandits are highly skilled in hunting and fighting and have booby-trapped the perimeter of the home in order to keep the family from escaping.
Unlike other thrilling break-in movies, this one has a very cool twist. Remember our main character, Erin? Well, she just happens to be a survival expert who was trained since childhood by her father, a doomsday-prepper.
After the first couple of deaths, she snaps into focus and figures out that they are being picked off one by one from the outside. Her instincts kick in and to her boyfriend’s surprise, she knows exactly how to stay safe in such a situation.
I won’t give away how the movie goes from here, but just know that the ensuing story gets crazier from here as Erin puts her learning to use.
‘You’re Next‘ is a thrilling, chilling and funny film that’ll leave you wondering what’s going to happen next. The best part is the huge twist and the ending will leave you gasping. I highly recommend this movie for anyone who loves horror flicks and/or thrillers. Every time I recommend ‘You’re Next‘ to a friend, they love it. I think you will too. If this doesn’t do it for ya, check out these underrated Netflix shows!
Rating: 9/10 – THRILLING!