Almost two years ago, Toronto Film Festival and Fantastic Fest audiences made a lot of noise about the bloody home-invasion thriller You’re Next. Now everyone gets to see what those few people were talking about.
Director Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S) and screenwriter Simon Barrett (A Horrible Way to Die) have come up with a great spin on the hoary old home invasion movie, and populated it with a cast that is ready get dirty and bloody. Indie and genre faves (Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz) and filmmakers (Joe Swanberg, Ti West) play members of a large family who come together for a celebration dinner at a relatively remote home in the country. The clan quickly finds that it has been targeted by masked assailants who have staked out the house with very violent intent.
A great use of Lou Reed’s song ‘Perfect Day’ helps this trailer establish and then build tension. By the end you might be as impatient for the August release of You’re Next as the film’s creators must be. Read More »
In 2011, one of the hits of TIFF and Fantastic Fest was Adam Wingard‘s home invasion thriller You’re Next. The film drew raves at just a couple of festival screenings and was snapped up by LionsGate. But rather than releasing the film quickly, the studio held on to it for a while. After appearing once at Fantastic Fest in September 2011, the film was dormant until just over a week ago, when it played at SXSW.
Now You’re Next has a release set for August 23 this year, and we’ve got the first wave of new promo materials for the film. The movie is built around a family reunion at a semi-remote mansion, and observes as a group of masked intruders attacks the family with murderous intent. The opening promo salvo is a set of teaser posters that show off the masks, and that give a sense of the dire atmosphere that pervades much of the film. Read More »
While the first two teaser trailers for Darren Lynn Bousman‘s upcoming thriller 11-11-11 focused on the scares, this new trailer highlights the story. That story is about an author (played by Timothy Gibbs) who heads to Barcelona to reunite with his family after a tragic event. Once there, he begins to fully explore how the number “11” is consistently a piece of events in his life. Seeking council within the church, he finds out that, if someone is trying to tell him something, it’s not a good thing. Oh, and look at the calendar. Guess what date tomorrow is? That’s right November 11, 2011. That’s also the planned release date for the film, though Bousman is still seeking U.S. distribution and he’ll have to go up against Tarsem’s Immortals. Check out the new trailer after the jump. Read More »
In the last two weeks, everyone was talk about the number one. We had 1-1-11 and then 1-11-11 but really, it’s all about 11-11-11. That’s when the unique repetition of the number 1 reaches its full potential and the director of Saw II-IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera and Mother’s Day is capitalizing. Darren Lynn Bousman is currently in Barcelona, Spain getting ready to shoot his upcoming horror thriller 11-11-11 and he’s just announced a cast full of relative unknowns, plus some moody concept art, intended to amp up the scares. Read who is in the film, see some of the art and refresh yourself with a plot description after the break. Read More »