One of my favorite films from last year’s Toronto Film Festival was Adam Wingard’s home-invasion horror flick You’re Next. The story is about 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 and the best home defender since Kevin McCallister.
Last year, after a bidding war with Summit, Dimension, CBS Films, and FilmDistrict, Lionsgate acquired the flick and I’ve just exclusively learned they’ve scheduled an August 23, 2013 release date. While that’s still many months away, over the next year as the studio ramps up promotion, we’re going to be covering this movie like it’s the last film on Earth. Trust me, You’re Next needs to be on your radar. For more on the film, here’s Matt’s review and you can hit the jump for some images. Again, You’re Next hits theaters August 23, 2013.