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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…
¿Ago nuevo?, siiii.
No deja de ser un cocktail extraño entre "El show de Truman", "Posesión infernal" y "Razas de noche", pero bien agitado y bien servido.
I like it.
bem bolado... bem bolado...
Um terror com todos os elementos clichê (casinha assombrada na floresta, universitários bonitos e burros, etc, etc) mas com um resultado longe de ser clichê. Diversão garantida.
i didnt ever notice before that the stoner dude locks his car door by sticking his hand through the open car window in his introduction scene. which is strange since i've seen this movie about nine times
One of the few "horror" movies that I truly enjoy, although that's probably because I don't really like horror movies at all, and this is not a full fledged horror movie, and more like some sort of weird Sci-Fi/horror genre bending movie.
Why nobody ever thought of this kind of metafiction love letter to horror movies is beyond me, but here it is. The Cabin in the Woods gives you an awesome behind the scenes look at the real reasons why horror movie kids act like retarded sheeple in most slasher films. It's entertaining and engaging on all fronts. Joss Wheedon's storytelling ability is allowed to shine through by great directing from Drew Goddard and an awesome ensemble mix of Wheedon's regulars and new faces to "the verse". Cabin doesn't miss a beat with John Carpenter in its eyes and H.P. Lovecraft in its heart Cabin is one of the best stories to come out of the horror genre in a long time.
“Cabin in the Woods" is an interesting film rather than a good one. In essence it makes the case that there is a whole lot more going on in horror films than appears on the surface and that a deeper level of meaning is contained within even the most banal of horror fare. It appears to present this as a newish concept and that may be so for the mainstream, but for genre fans and genre critics this idea of sub textural narrative and meaning has long been a given. From the German expressionist films immediately after the First World War, followed by the '30s Universal monster classics (which also addressed the psychic terrors of the War) through to the…
Meta reaction to decades of horror tropes.
Horror films, particularly the slasher genre, have become so formulaic that film makers either ignore it altogether (sometimes in vain) or they spend just as much time in their films winking at the audience in an ironic fashion as they do actually engaging in said formula.
Joss Whedon and director Drew Goddard choose something of a middle route with The Cabin in the Woods. They acknowledge that, yeah, this genre is cliched and pretty much down to a pat science, but at the same time they don't do so in an ironic way. The end result is a smartly funny send-up of the genre that also succeeds at telling a decent story in the process.
The script is pretty much…
Really satisfying, surprisingly--sort of seems like the very first horror movie to be like "Okay, we get it, horror movies have become self-aware to a degree of constantly winking at the audience, we can move on and use this knowledge in an interesting way instead of just simply as irony," which I think is a thing that really needed to happen in American horror; like, architecture & art & to a lesser extent even literature realized that this sort of shit was old-hat in the 70s and 80s, so I think this moves American horror into the present. Reminded me structurally, somewhat, of Martyrs, like I feel like the writer definitely saw that movie and didn't steal from it or anything, but there's a degree of cognizance there.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).