“You’re Next” is Now: On the release of the long delayed horror film.
If you are part of the film/ horror community, you are probably very aware that today is the opening day for the long-delayed release of the horror film You’re Next.
While I was lucky enough to see the film at Fantastic Fest in 2011, the film had been bought by Lionsgate at the Toronto International Film Festival. Thus the second Fantastic Fest 2011 screening of the film was cancelled, and it became something of a myth. People wanted to see the film, but they couldn’t.
At Fantastic Fest that year, the cast and crew mingled with the audience. There were multiple pictures taken with the animal masks. The You’re Next mural that was painted on the outside of the Alamo Drafthouse South (where the festival was held) became a bit of a touchstone for horror fans who wanted to see this movie, but couldn’t.
I felt like a privileged madwoman as I was one of the people who was raving, “It’s great! Go see it!” when such a thing was impossible.
Now that moment has come.Yes, the film starts off as a typical home invasion film, but the clever way it proceeds is like watching an Olympic runner break a world record. Doing something well that everyone else just does is an amazing thing to see.
While many horror films are distinctly misogynistic and bad for women, You’re Next isn’t.
Could You’re Next be the first mainstream female-empowerment horror movie?
We’ll find out after this weekend what the public thinks.
But you should totally go see it!
While this film has gotten a big studio push for a horror film, the good news is that the film really is worth your time and money.