My title of this being the greatest horror film is obviously a joke but YOU'RE NEXT is yet the latest horror movie to be talked up as if it's a masterpiece but it turned out to be incredibly bland. As a die-hard horror fan I will admit that this has been a pretty good year for the genre but I think the reason this film kicked around the festival market for two years is because my fellow horror buffs like to talk up films that others haven't seen because they want to feel as if they're witness to something "special."
The story here is pretty straight-forward as a family gathers in a huge house in the deep woods when some masked killers show up. Obviously this film borrows from THE STRANGES but we also get the "rock" soundtrack that Dario Argento was using in the 80s and there's even a touch of HALLOWEEN and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD thrown in. I will admit that the nod to DEATH WISH 3 made me laugh but I'm not sure how many others in the crowd knew about this film.
There are countless logical issues with this film. Had one single person here been smart then the movie would have been over before a single person was killed. I'm also rather confused on what type of horror film they were trying to make. It seems that parts are trying to scare you and stay away from the gore/violence. Then there are other scenes that are just thrown together for the violence. Very uneven from start to finish. The direction made for two great jump sequences but the majority of it was just bad. The constantly slow-motion scenes were embarrassing and laughable at times. There wasn't any scares and the gore scenes were pretty forgettable.
The lead actress was great though and as I said there was two great jump scenes.
Still, all the "buzz" building up for this film just makes me shake my head. I really don't see it here.