Adam Wingard’s horror confection You’re Next just ate up the competition at Fantastic Fest after premiering in Toronto’s Midnight Madness. Lionsgate scooped it up, because both audiences and critics are hot and bothered by what could be that rare horror film breakout in an often disappointing genre.
Check out the reviews below:
“Eschewing the standard devastation and harrowing beat-downs we’ve become accustomed to, the immensely clever script by Barret and equally smart direction by Wingard is assured, witty and expertly subverts expectations in a way that absolutely slays a packed house.”
“You’re Next is stand up and cheer style horror. It’s the kind of horror film that comes along once every decade, announces its supremacy and then shoves an axe into someone’s face. It’s clever, scary and a hell of a lot of fun.”
“You’re Next is just as good as you’ve heard it is, and offers up some truly amazing performances, genuine scares, a shocking number of laughs, and a few good plot twists,..Director Adam Wingard ratchets up the suspense from the very first frame, but what really sold me on the film was the clever, oft-hilarious dialogue.”
“The filmmakers have crafted seriously derivative fun that plays like Scream molded with Cabin Fever in the twisted universe of Final Destination. It’s a familiar ride, but a relentlessly wild one as well.”
“Fairly light on psychological and narrative complexity, but it’s still a good cut above the slasher norm, with a firm grasp on visceral action and the wisdom to place tongue slightly in cheek when things go further over the top.”