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You're Next

Adam Wingard directed this horror slasher about a dysfunctional family whose weekend getaway turns into a nightmare when a gang of murderers invades their secluded vacation home. As members of the family are picked off one by one, Agatha Christie style, the girlfriend of one of the sons rises to the occasion and begins to fight back, turning the hunters into the hunted. There are more twists where that came from, but they quickly become wrenches in the plot, needlessly complicating the film as it stumbles toward a predictable denouement. Nevertheless, pulpy pleasures abound: scenes of extreme violence are abstracted to the point of comic absurdity, and there are multiple nods to vintage exploitation thrillers. With Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, and Joe Swanberg.

Credits

Director:

  • Adam Wingard

Cast:

  • Sharni Vinson
  • Nicholas Tucci
  • Wendy Glenn
  • AJ Bowen
  • Joe Swanberg
  • Sarah Myers
  • Amy Seimetz
  • Rob Moran
  • Barbara Crampton
  • Ti West
  • Larry Fessenden
  • Kate Sheil
  • Lane Hughes
  • L.C. Holt
  • Simon Barrett
  • Calvin Reeder

Producers:

  • Keith Calder
  • Jessica Wu
  • Simon Barrett
  • Kim Sherman

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