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The Cabin in the Woods
If you hear a strange sound outside... have sex
Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Surfacing as a fresh breathe of life in what is slowly becoming a dying genre with every passing year, The Cabin in the Woods is a smartly crafted satirical horror film that dares to do something different with its genre, is cleverly structured like a jigsaw puzzle that keeps dropping hints every now n then, and succeeds as a quality example of horror, comedy & mystery.
The story concerns five teenagers who head off for a weekend at a remote cabin in the woods where they seem to be having a really good time until they discover a cellar door & decide to investigate.…
Formula. Every film has one. Watch enough films and you learn the formulas, perhaps even subconciously; and it can ruin the film for you. It drains a film of tension, it makes a film predictable. And in no other genre is the formula more apparent than in horror.
The Cabin In The Woods (TCITW)has a formula too. It is no different to any other film in that respect. But while your Texas Chainsaw Massacres and your Excorcists and your Last Houses On The Lefts say 2 + 2 = 4, TCITW says, "Yes, it does equal 4 but did you know that this 2 is actually 0.5 plus 2.5 minus 1 and the second 2 is really a shit ton…
Hoop-Tober Challenge (For Beginners) Film #22
Cabin in the Woods also known as the film with one of the best opening and title sequence of all time -- Two scientists chatting on a regular work day when suddenly big red fucking fonts hit the screen accompanied by a piercing scream, the camera then cuts immediately to a peaceful neighborhood, where a pants-less Kristen Connolly gradually finds her place on screen. Can this film get any better? It's like they cracked open my head, looked through my brain folders and found "everything I love in films" and "(top secret) turn-ons".
Confession: It took me a THIRD viewing to realize that this film was not directed by Joss Whedon.…
Everyone said it just gets better with repeat viewings and this is where I give all of those people an enthusiastic fanboy high five because it's so, so true. I am almost certain I enjoyed The Cabin in the Woods more last night than when I originally watched it back in 2012.
Others have said that dissecting horror films has been done before and while I'm inclined to agree with that, I'm not sure it has ever been done as well as it has here. In taking the perspective of the "ancient ones" and those trying to please them, you can't help but see the parallels to genre fans. We know all about the tropes in horror films; the athlete,…
While being from a reinvention of the genre, Cabin in the Wookds offers a quirky and quite funny twist on your run-of-the-mill (it has to be said) Cabin-In-The-Woods feature. Yet, despite lots and lots of inside jokes, snipes at genre conventions and over-the-top story elements, the basic film stays true to the basic structure of survival and isolation horror, albeit pointing out its idiosyncracy all the time. While this might make you feel as a member of the smirky post-horror club, the pure entertainment value is slightly, but greatly improved. All in all, once the cat is out of the bag and you have grown accustomed to the narrative context, the movie unfolds with stoic loyality to standard storytelling and…
Upon fourth viewing, I guess it's losing more and more of its original appeal to me. The last few scenes are still amazing. Still witty and hilarious at times. I'm still able to enjoy it since I know it's a parody of horror film tropes, but I guess it's bad to recommend this film to others as solely a horror film in itself.
It's should definitely be advertised as a satirical horror, so as not to get people's hopes up about shit-your-pants scariness. This is most certainly not that kind of movie.
May have liked this film even better this time. It's such a delight--scary, funny, clever, and progressive.
Similar to 'The Evil Dead', which people tend to love yet I did not like, this critically acclaimed movie stumped me. I was a little unsure about what this film was trying to achieve going it. At times it seemed like a horror parody and other times a straight up slasher film. The comedic parts were never outrageously funny though and were more good for a chuckle. The scenes that were pure horror were pretty brutal and gory to watch but generally felt like any other generic brainless slasher film. I will say that I was intrigued for most of the movie if only to find out what the meaning of the whole set up was. Maybe if I was…
'Now Jules, I dare you to make out with that moose'
Cabin in the woods is a noteworthy creation by the same guy that brought you The Vampire Slayer. Offering the long pondered question, 'why do these bad things keep happening to these blonde girls?'
It is intelligent beyond comparison, and incorporates every imagining a horror buff would like to see in a classic horror movie. The divide between the clean sterile sets of the underground 'puppeteers', and the dusty gloom of the wood buried cabin are beautifully engineered. I find every scene mastered, and all questions answered. And when the mayhem breaks lose, the film blows up into a monstrous rampage seen nowhere before.
This is the greatest cabin film ever delivered by the genius's in horror fantasy cinema.
Thank you, and good night.
Movie #20 of 31 Nights of Horror Hoop-toberfest!
Watched this with a bunch of my coworkers at the office. Most hadn't seen it yet, so it was a treat seeing their reactions.
I still had a ton of fun rewatching this. What I like best about this movie is that it doesn't shy away from making fun of itself. It manages to balance comedy and horror really well.
Seriously though, the elevator scene kicks so much ass!
Love the beginning to the premise. "If you hear a strange sound outside... have sex"
Alright, in all seriousness, when the Hell are they gonna make this a video game.
LEVEL 1: Locate cabin and select oncoming onslaught.
LEVEL 2: fight bassackwerd zombies.
BONUS LEVEL: 60 seconds to liberate your cabinet doors!
LEVEL 3: Stealth the SWAT Team.
LEVEL 4: Fight every fuckin' thing imaginable (Stay-puff marsh man)?
LEVEL 5 BOSS LEVEL: Kill that Goddamn clown. "Tee-hee!"
Has it's moments, but ultimately falls victim to the very genre pitfalls it wants to be satirizing. It's saving grace is the genuinely funny collaboration of Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford, who steal the show.
Hoop-Tober film #27 - The Cabin in the Woods
In my review for The Evil Dead I said that Evil Dead inspired the cabin in the woods type films we see today. This film does have a few similarities but there's a reason because of it and I can't tell you because it will spoil the film. I actually can't say a lot about Cabin in the Woods because the whole film is kinda one big spoiler. There's lots of twists that keep it original and the whole idea is awesome. It's also a really funny movie, I was laughing a lot. Lots of references to other movies, TV shows and even games but they're not obvious and are cool…
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
- Gone Girl
- Fight Club
- Citizen Kane
- Mystic River
Suggest any, but please do not state the twist in the comments :)
It has to be a reveal, something…