You’re Next

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Horror fans are having a terrific summer, between the mighty The Conjuring and the better-than-whispered-about World War Z. So if Adam Wingard’s devilishly funny home-invasion thriller gets lost in all the shrieking, chalk it up to bad timing. This indie is already two years old, so better late than never. Like those other movies, You’re Next is a throwback, this time to the smarty-pants verbosity of the Scream era: In a shadowy rural mansion, a wealthy, bickering clan and several house guests are brutally targeted by mysterious crossbow-wielding strangers. Wingard milks door-creeping suspense for all it’s got: Nothing here is new, but you can’t call expert craft like this warmed-over. Solidly satisfying with ruthless forward momentum, the film plays like a minor triumph.

By Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out Doha,

Youre Next

  • Duration: 94
  • Released: Thu, 29 Aug
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Adam Wingard
  • Stars: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Wendy Glenn, Nicholas Tucci, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran

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