'You're Next,' which hits theaters today, is an inventive, fresh, clever and incredibly engaging new horror film from Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard. While it has so much going for it to make it one of the most original horror films in recent memory, there's one crucial element that sets it apart (and above) its horror forebears: the reinvention of the "final girl" trope. Goodbye, final girl. Hello, final woman.
Watching Hollywood's endless parade of genre remakes, sequels and ripoffs can get pretty discouraging -- enough to convince you there's no undiscovered country left out there; that it's all been done before and filmmakers will keep repeating themselves over and over again until the end of time. Thank goodness, then, for something like 'You're Next,' which is scary and fun, and, best of all, fresh and original. It restores your faith in the future of horror movies.
A gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion.
We've been dying -- DYING -- for a release date for Adam Wingard's delightful horror flick 'You're Next' ever since it premiered at Fantastic Fest 2011. Now, almost a full year later, Lionsgate has graced us with an official release date. Good news: You can see 'You're Next' in 11 months!