YMMV / You're Next

  • Complete Monster: Crispian Davison may not have killed anyone directly, but the plan to kill off the rest of the family and divide the money among the conspirators was his in the first place, putting all that happens afterwards on his head. At his instigation, eight people, including six members of his family, and two of their neighbors, were gruesomely killed with crossbows, machetes, mauls, axes, and household tools, a fact of which he is downright proud; when his girlfriend Erin resists and murders all of his co-conspirators, he takes it in a stride since all of the money will now be coming to him. When Erin confronts him, he demonstrates himself to be so void of basic human feeling that he honestly believes he can win her over with a promise of money, and a lie about truly loving her.
  • Counterpart Comparison: A bunch of insane Serial Killers wearing Animal Masks. Sounds pretty familiar...
  • Crosses the Line Twice: While generally the Black Comedy is more subtle, there are a few moments that fit into this trope. Some good examples would be Drake's death, in which he repeatedly gets stabbed with multiple objects as his killer tries to pass it off as an Accidental Murder, only to continue and rant about how "Would you just die already? This is hard enough for me!" and Zee trying to have sex with Felix... on the same bed where his dead mother is laying (he is considerably freaked out).
    • And the ending where after shooting Erin, thinking she's killed everyone, the one cop who finally arrives goes through the front door, only to fall victim to the axe trap Erin set earlier before cutting to the title of the film splashing in blood.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Rather leave Crispian for the police, Erin stabs him to death, leaving her as the only survivor and making it virtually impossible to prove that he was ever responsible.
  • Hype Backlash: With a two year wait and the promise of being something truly new and original, this was bound to disappoint some people. Its novel ideas are simply that the Final Girl be a distaff John Matrix and that the gore-fodder all be direct family, which automatically heightens the emotional stakes. Other than that it's a very straight-up example of the genre, albeit well-executed.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Zee
    • Felix would count as well
  • Spiritual Licensee: It's Home Alone remade as a horror film.
  • Stupid Evil: While Erin might have taken survival courses, it certainly helped that her aggressors used up their ammunition early on, and constantly split up instead of working together. For individual mistakes:
    • Tiger Mask blindly reaching through a window to grab Erin instead of stabbing her. Then he carelessly jumps through a window again and gets killed for it.
    • Lamb Mask carelessly poking his head through an open window, getting stabbed in the eye by Erin.
    • Fox Mask walking towards a flashing camera, which is clearly not a trap allowing himself to get blinded, making it easy for Erin to kill him from behind.