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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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What this film WILL do:
- Go down in cultdom.
- Become a fan favourite.
- Add more fuel to the beast that is the Whedon Machine.
- Never allow any other horror movie to look at itself in the same way ever again.
- Hold up on many re-watches.
What this film WILL NOT do:
- Be popular with meat-headed horror directors.
- Grant people with the ability to create better stoner characters.
- Grant Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford with Best Supporting Actor nominations (although it really should).
Wow...having thought over The Cabin in the Woods a lot after I saw it first in April, I thought that the re-watch would be full of plot holes. But no.…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Seeing Richard Jenkins yell " Fuck You" to a screen filled with 9 year old Japanese school girls is extremely funny to me. This is the most fun I've had watching a film this year.
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…
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.…
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,…
This film tries to put its tongue in its cheek so hard it has left a big, gaping hole that should have been filled by a great film.
Let me start off by saying that I actually like Whedon's work. Most of the stuff he's done is quite enjoyable. Here, however, he is at his worst. Every single twist, turn and reveal felt like him screaming at me: 'Hah! Look at how clever I am! I am reinventing the entire genre!'
The problem with Whedon's script is that he has actually written two films. One a rather funny, sometimes hilarious comedy. Two, a boring and generic horror film. Somewhere in between lies the idea of a great film, which is…
My mind is blown. I went into this expecting a above average horror film based on everything I've been hearing. Going in, I knew absolutely nothing about what I was in for. This movie disguises itself as a highly generic "teens in a cabin" horror flick at first. As things progress, you realize the entire film's intentions. I won't mention spoilers, but let's just say that this is one of the most ironic movies I've ever seen (in the best way possible, of course.) The third act... Holy crap. Absolute insanity. I can't give anything else away. Just go and watch this. Right now. I'm serious! You won't regret it a bit. As a fan of highly original ideas in…
Consistently good; every rewatch, I find more details to appreciate.
Just saw how highly I reviewed this. I was being kind. This film is nowhere near as funny or as smart as it wants to be. Its scream for this generation.
Y'know, a lot of people love this movie, so I'll recognize that I'm in the minority. And I won't deny there is some cleverness. But this movie is not as smart as it thinks it is. It may provide some clever origins for horror tropes, but it still follows those tropes almost to a T. And it tries to make an overarching message about fans being upset when horror flicks don't follow their pre-concieved notions, and when they don't play out just like they expect, but look at the vast number of horror movies, especially released in the 2000s, that are critically maligned and hated by audiences alike. Movies that are ciriticised for being unoriginal, or cliched. This movie does make some good points, but not without a massive sense of arrogance.
wonderful slasher movie with a twist,teenagers set out on a randy weekend sound familiar,but boy does the brilliant Joss Whedons script turn everything we know about the genre on its head,clever incredibly witty,with a very heavy sense of irony running thru a lot of the scenes,wont spoil it too much as watching this film for the first time is a real joy,just don't expect a typical slasher movie.
The thing I noticed about this viewing is that the ending makes a big, dark statement about not allowing people who have gone through severe trauma make decisions for humanity as a whole.
The posters advertising the long-delayed horror flick, The Cabin in the Woods, describe it as a ‘game changer’. There is a twist, but I’m not sure which game it changes – soccer for American football? There are five college students, three guys, amongst them a pre-Norse God Chris Hemsworth as sports jock Curt and Fran Kranz as stoner Marty, who has a triple-use coffee cup (bong, drinks receptacle and weapon), and two girls (Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison). They are naturally attacked by the ‘horror’ in the woods. You know pretty much who is going to die. The surprise is how the film critiques the genre. If you think it is a good thing to cheer or be blasé about death…
Alright, gremlins. Let's kick off #31daysofhorror 2012s "Cabin in the Woods."
When this trailer first came out, I didn't think shit of it. It looked like another crappy horror movie for people that don't watch horror. You know, spooky light.
Patrick from Crypticus sat me down and said: "You keep saying you want a new Horror paradigm. Buddy, you got one right here."
After some hemming and hawwing (and flexing, probably), we threw the movie on. I remember not thinking much of it until the second act turn. From then I was hooked. Well, actually I was hooked the moment Marty condensed his giant bong into a coffee cup.
'The Cabin In The Woods' is proof that creativity still exists in movies.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…