The trailer for the highly-anticipated horror flick You’re Next has arrived online.
Although much has been made about the film festival hit, horror fans have seen very little of the film in action. Lionsgate has corrected that problem by releasing the trailer below.
Judging from the latest clip, director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett take a simple concept and injected it with plenty of intensity. The home invasion subgenre might be well-worn at this point, but You’re Next seems to approach it with fresh eyes.
Lionsgate describes the movie as follows:
“The Davison family comes under attack from a terrifying group of sadistic murderers during a family reunion getaway. Barricaded in their secluded vacation home, they fight off a barrage of axes, crossbows, and machetes from both inside and outside the house. However, the masked killers didn’t count on Erin, the young girlfriend of the eldest Davison son whose mysterious past has made her very difficult to kill.”
Although the synopsis discusses a family guest having the ability to fight back against the intruders, the trailer doesn’t spend too much time on the revenge aspect of You’re Next. Lionsgate is smartly keeping those secrets close to its chest for the time being.
Wingard’s horror flick received quite a bit of attention when it hit the festival circuit back in 2011. While Lionsgate quickly snatched up distribution rights to the film, the company is just now getting around to releasing You’re Next into theaters. The movie should arrive later this year.
Critic Scott Weinberg caught the movie at Fantastic Fest two years ago. His review of You’re Next was overwhelmingly positive.
“A career high for virtually all involved. ‘You’re Next’ is indisputable proof that you can make something old new again, provided you actually know what you’re doing,” he said in his review.
The first trailer for the movie has been embedded below.
In addition to some fresh faces, You’re Next features horror veterans Ti West, Barbara Crampton, and Larry Fessenden. Then film will hit theaters on August 23.