Home: it’s the place where you’re most comfortable and, as such, the place where you’re most vulnerable. Which is why personal domiciles have made terrifying settings for dozens of movies over the years, including Adam Wingard’s upcoming You’re Next, in which a long overdue family reunion at a posh country estate is rudely interrupted by a gang of animal mask-wearing interlopers intent on spoiling the civility.

An instant favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it premiered in the Midnight Madness section in 2011, You’re Next is getting ready to scare up a whole new bunch of moviegoers when it hits theaters on August 23. While we can’t promise that you won’t jump, flinch, or scream your way through its 96-minute running time, we can help you prepare for any battle that might arise on your home turf with this step-by-step guide.

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