Actress Sharni Vinson talks ‘You’re Next’

Actress Sharni Vinson, whose film credits include “Step Up 3D” and “Bait,” recently spoke with “Breakthrough Entertainment” about her role in the new horror flick “You’re Next.”

In “You’re Next,” which opens Friday, Aug. 23 at movie theaters throughout the Valley, a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descends upon a family reunion leaving the hapless victims trapped – until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

Listen to “Breakthrough Entertainment’s” full interview with Vinson by clicking HERE. The following is an excerpt from the interview in which the actress discusses the unique blend of comedy and horror that “You’re Next” possesses.

To be honest, in reading the script, I never saw it coming. It was not until we actually got on set and we started shooting that insane dinner table scene that unfolds at the beginning of the movie. I was sitting across the table from Joe Swanberg, Ti West, Amy Seimetz and AJ Bowen, just watching them have this unbelievable dialogue floating between them that literally had us all in stitches.

And I turned to Nick Tucci and Wendy Glenn and said, ‘Are we shooting a horror or a comedy because this is funny.’ I did not see it coming. And then I wasn’t sure if it was just like an inside, on-set joke that we all thought was funny or if audiences were actually going to be able to get on board with the humor as well. It was such a new experience for me to see the tonal shift in the film and the way that we can infuse the elements of horror and comedy and have them both as prominent as one another within the film.

One minute you are really are laughing and then you are really terrified. It is not common that you are laughing with the characters and at the actual situations. More typically, you are kind of laughing at the characters. So I think that we blended that really well and that is full credit to a great screenplay from Simon Barrett but ultimately casting the right people who were able to bring these characters to life and give them that type of humor and personality.” – Sharni Vinson

Joseph J. Airdo

Joseph J. Airdo is a film critic, producer and on-air personality for Breakthrough Entertainment, a talk radio show airing 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on KPHX 1480 AM and that shines a spotlight on the practical perspectives of the topics and themes explored in movies. He has a pet duck named Frozen who is as opinionated about movies as he is. E-mail him at

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