Lionsgate has released a new clip from director Adam Wingard’s excellent horror film You’re Next. The story centers on a family reunion that turns deadly when the family becomes targeted by masked murderers. Their only hope is Erin (Sharni Vinson), a girlfriend of one of the family members. I caught the film at Comic-Con and it’s a really fun twist on the home invasion genre that injects a refreshing jolt of energy to the world of horror. If it hadn’t been filmed three years ago, I would’ve said it was a direct response to Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s “do better” gauntlet throw down with Cabin in the Woods. Do yourself a favor and get a big group of friends together to see this one in the theaters.
Hit the jump to watch the new clip, which focuses on one of the aforementioned murderers breaking into the house, and click here to read Matt’s review. Written by Simon Barrett, the film also stars Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Barbara Crampton, Wendy Glenn, Margaret Laney, Rob Moran, and Nicholas Tucci, and Ti West. You’re Next opens August 23rd.
Here’s the official synopsis for You’re Next:
One of the smartest and most terrifying films in years, YOU’RE NEXT reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. 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.