Director: Adam Wingard Run Time: 95 min. Format: DCP Rating: R
Release Year: 2011
Starring: AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Nicholas Tucci, Sharni Vinson
A gang of masked, axe wielding murders invades the Davison family reunion in YOU’RE NEXT!
Nitehawk’s Final Girl series kicks off with one of the best new horror films and the latest release in series: Adam Wingard’s stellar home-invasion film, You’re Next. In the beginning, it’s the standard trope of a family happily gathered together in a somewhat isolated space for a celebration. Then comes the inevitable trouble: a gang of masked ‘Animals’ starts to systematically kill everyone and ruin all the fun. But Wingard puts a clever twist on the genre and reclaims the power of survival into a woman’s role by revealing that one of the victims (Erin) turns out to be the toughest killer of them all. Watch out because YOU’RE NEXT!
Part of Nitehawk’s FINAL GIRL October program.