You’re Next

When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped… until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

Home invasion movies don’t usually do anything for me, as they all tend to follow the exact same formula. There’s the odd exception, like Michael Haneke’s Funny Games, but in general it’s always just a matter of people going to some isolated location and being tormented by faceless attackers. Anyway, even though You’re Next seems to follow that formula yet again, it’s been getting a lot of good buzz, and thus I’m at least curious. I just hope this isn’t another case like The Strangers, where the movie just descends into senseless torture porn without saying anything interesting, meaningful or original.

You’re Next comes out August 23, 2013.

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