segunda-feira, 16 de setembro de 2013

You're Next (2011)

A large and wealthy family reunites on the parents' country house just to be targeted and terrorized by a group of masked assailants. You're next is a horror slasher with bits of comedy that is starting to gain a cult status. Independent in terms of budget, You're Next works both as a tribute for the slasher genre from the 70's and 80's and, in itself, as a b-movie, adding comedy pieces (that sometimes masked the poor acting in a very smart way) and over the top gore to its low budget. Plus, the 80's reminder soundtrack refined that feeling. You can't help but laugh sometimes, and you should, making this a very rare experience with horror movies in the 21st century. The Evil Dead remake already did something similar early this year, however You're Next really deserves more credit due to the circumstances of its production and path: since it was an independent movie, even if it was produced in 2011, You're Next first was exhibited in some horror movie festivals, but the praise it got led it for a wide theater release in August 2013. However, it isn't the game changing horror movie that some claim it to be. It does not challenge the genre, it plays with it, and that is a very fresh feeling. This movie is indeed pure: it doesn't force you to love it, nor does it cheat you, and it is a great experience, mainly to see in a crowded theater or with some friends.


P.s.: I had the pleasure to watch You're Next in MotelX horror festival, with a large crowded room full of fans of the genre. I was very surprised to see everyone laugh, be scared and interact with the movie (there were moments where the audience clapped in middle of the movie). And there was no popcorn anywhere to be seen. It really made me happy. This is it! This is what the cinema theater experience should be.

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