Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 234: Thu Aug 22

You're Next (Wingard, 2013): Empire Leicester Square, 11.30pm

This screening takes place on the opening night of Fright Fest 2013, the UK's premiere international fantasy and horror film festival. You can find the details of the festival here. I am indebted to horror film expert Nigel Floyd and Cigarette Burns' Josh Saco for the suggestions and selections. Here is Floyd's excellent analysis of the current trends in the horror film genre for Time Out.

The film had its world premiere as part of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness program.

Fright Fest introduction: It’s the genre phenomenon everybody has been talking about for ages and now you can finally see director Adam (A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE) Wingard’s home invasion horror slaked with survival suspense, pitch black comedy and body count splatter. A roller-coaster frightener that practically raises the roof, join a family reunion from hell. The dysfunctional Davison family are getting together to celebrate a wedding anniversary. And while Crispian warns his new girlfriend Erin that things could get tense around the dinner table, nothing prepares her or any of the oblivious family for what lies in store. For when a crossbow bolt smashes through the window into a party guest’s eye, the dazed family come under attack by unknown assailants who want them dead. But the assassins didn't count on kick-ass Erin! Full of fun kills, fabulous twists and never a dull moment, You're Next is a rafter rocker of a shocker.

Here is the trailer.

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