Director: Adam Wingard
Stars: Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Wendy Glenn, Ti West, Joe Swanberg, Rob Moran, Margaret Luney, Nicholas Tucci
Release Date: August 23
Every year, the various genre-heavy film festivals held across the world unveil the next big things in horror. Way back in 2011, the movie that had that kind of festival premiere impact was You’re Next, and since then, it's been at the top of horror fans' must-see lists. Questions of whether it'd ever get a release date or not were answered late last year when an August slot was announced by Lionsgate.
Now, we'll finally see if all of the hype is justified. Combining dark humor, home invasion intensity, and elaborate slasher movie gore, independent director Adam Wingard’s heavily buzzed about flick has bloggers and horror’s talking heads tossing out hyperbole to the tune of “it’s the new Scream!”
Whether it’s as revolutionary as Wes Craven’s tongue-in-cheek 1996 smash or not, though, shouldn’t be of anyone’s concern—You’re Next sounds like a blast. Take a look at those slick feline masks that the killers wear in the image above, which bring to mind The Strangers, in the best possible way. Or get a hard-on for gorgeous leading lady Sharni Vinson, who, according to critics, is primed for “iconic final girl in a horror movie” status. She’s already 10 times sexier than Neve Campbell.