Thursday, October 08, 2015

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 8

Trick or treat!

There's not much to recommend on the TV tonight, so I've decided on days like this, I'll talk about some more recent horror movies that I've seen, liked, and are available to stream via at least one provider.

Today's is You're Next.

Now, on the surface, You're Next might look like a standard home invasion horror movie. And, in some ways, it is. But this one is low-budget, made by some mumblecore veterans, and features one of the most kick-ass final girls in the history of slasher cinema.

In a lot of slasher movies, you've got the girl being pursued, getting away, but doing something dumb in the process. This can be fun, because it gets the audience to yell at the screen with things like "WHAT ARE DOING? DON'T DROP THE KNIFE AND WALK AWAY!!!" But with You're Next, you may yell, "STAB THAT GUY AGAIN!...Oh, good....OK....whoa....WHOA. OH MY GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING YOU'VE STABBED HIM ENOUGH!"

Basically, the final girl in You're Next does everything you'd want her to do, and then some. In addition, the movie has some genuine surprises, and is also very funny. I've watched it about five times, and will probably watch it again this month.

Watch it free via Amazon Prime, or rent it for a fee.

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