You’re Next

He planned to slaughter them all. But right now, he was stuck in a bush.
He planned to slaughter them all. But right now,
he was stuck in a bush.

A wealthy couple invite their grown-up offspring and respective partners to their creaky country manor to celebrate a wedding anniversary.

The father has made his mint in US military contracts, the mother is mentally fragile, the oldest son is a dick, the middle son chubby and the youngest son sullen. The daughter is the parents’ favourite. The partners are mostly charmless/forgettable except for chubby son’s feisty Aussie girlfriend Erin. Hmm, the only 3D character: how will things turn out for her?

It’s not long before the crossbow bolts and machetes start flying as the house comes under attack by masked men. But why do they seem intent on wiping out the household?

This slasher isn’t bad but it’s pretty routine apart from a couple of dark comic flashes and interesting turns (not exactly twists). It just needed more invention or a funnier script. 6/10

Released August 29, 2013.

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