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A home invasion slasher with a sardonic twist, You're Next is the best-known flick in the mumblegore canon. It stars everyone from actors AJ Bowen and Amy Seimetz to directors Ti West and Joe Swanberg to Step Up 3D's Sharni Vinson in a standout role as a tough Australian chick who knows how to use a knife. Lionsgate snapped up You're Next at the Toronto Film Fest for a wide release.
A generation of writers, directors, actors and producers — all in their early to mid 30s, all based in Los Angeles — found each other and together found their voice by making horror films. While a parallel class of young filmmakers on the East Coast found critical acclaim directing micro-budget mumblecore dramas, L.A.’s indie crew is carving a riskier path to lasting success with micro-budget cerebral chillers that eschew cheap kills and studio interference. Call it mumblegore.
Get more mumblegore knowledge with this full feature by Amy Nicholson: Meet the Smart Young Misfits Who Are Revolutionizing Indie Horror Movies
Published on October 28, 2013