Phantom City Creative is getting behind this years big festival winner, which will be slashing its way into theaters late next year via Lionsgate.
The artists has unveiled a concept poster for Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s You’re Next! (review), which boasts the multiple awards won at last month’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
In the home invasion horror starring Nick Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Calvin Reeder, Larry Fessenden, Kate Lyn Sheil, Barbara Crampton, Rob Moran and Sharni Vinson, “A family comes under a terrifying and sadistic attack during a reunion getaway. Barricaded in their secluded country home, they have to fight off a barrage of axes, crossbows and machetes from both inside and outside the house. Unfortunately for the killers, one of the victims proves to have a talent for fighting back.”
Acquired by Lionsgate with hopes of becoming their next big franchise, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s You’re Next cleaned up the horror awards at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. The home invasion slasher won “Best Picture,” “Best Director” (Wingard), “Best Screenplay” (Barrett) and “Best Actor” (Sharni Vinson). In the film a family comes under a terrifying and sadistic attack during a reunion getaway.
In addition to our first rave review out of TIFF, below you’ll find Brad McHargue’s thoughts on the film that he calls “one of the best theater-going experiences of the year.”
The thought of being terrorized in the safety of your own home will always rank right up as one of people’s biggest fears. Filmmakers are very aware of this since they’ve been dwelling into this terrifying concept time and time again with the never passé, home invasion subgenre. It’s been the perfect avenue for directors to showcase/show-off their technical craft. Some of my favorites have been Straw Dogs (the Peckinpah original, of course) Black Christmas (don’t you dare ask which one), Funny Games (both versions actually), Panic Room, Inside and the criminally underseen, Them.
At this year’s TIFF, we got two…that I’m aware of; Joel Schumacher’s Trespass and Adam Wingard’s You’re Next. In the past, my biggest issue with home invasion films was how a great deal of them couldn’t quite manage to sustain the tension and my interest for their entire running time. Most fizzle out before they even enter the third act. Director, Adam Wingard and writer, Simon Barrett, the duo behind one of last year’s biggest gems, A Horrible Way To Die, have managed to take this subgenre into fresh and exciting new areas with You’re Next. This is the type of film that begs to be experienced with a large audience. Its bold attempt to mix up horror and comedy at any given moment, gives this thriller an unpredictability and sense of unease since the viewer has no idea where he or she will be hit next. I had the opportunity to chat with Adam, Simon and their badass leading lady, Sharni Vinson.
Lionsgate is back in the horror biz as they’ve acquired the best genre film out of the Toronto International Film Festival, You’re Next (review), which premiered to a sold out crowd during “Midnight Madness”.
Directed by Adam Wingard from a script penned by Simon Barrett, You’re Next is a petrifying horror story starring Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, A.J. Bowen, Nicholas Tucci and Barbara Crampton.
“In ‘You’re Next’, during a family reunion getaway, the Davison family comes under a sadistic attack. When Crispian Davison (Bowen) brings his new girlfriend (Vinson) along to celebrate the wedding anniversary of his parents (Moran and Crampton), the family’s evening together is shattered when a gang of mysterious killers begin to hunt the family down with brutal precision. Unfortunately for the killers however, one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.”
Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Wu produced the project with Simon Barrett and Kim Sherman.
The film reunites the principal cast from Wingard and Barrett’s shocking serial-killer thriller A Horrible Way to Die, which screened at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.