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The Cabin in the Woods
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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.
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…
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…
This is not your average horror movie, and in no way is that disappointing. If you're someone who doesn't care much for horror, I still think you'll enjoy this film. If you're a horror fan, you're in for a real treat.
Intelligent, hilarious, but still downright creepy, The Cabin in the Woods is a must.
I rarely watch horror movies because most of them feel like the same movie to me, most of them don't actually look scary, and when they do then being scared wouldn't be appealing or interesting to me anyway.
I can't say that I found this one creepy in the slightest, but I love the original twist that sets it apart from the standard slasher (which is the reason I decided to watch it in the first place), and even more I love how CRAZY it gets in the last scenes. It was a lot of fun... for a horror movie.
The Cabin in the Woods
In an underground office building, a group of workers manipulate terrifying events in an abandoned cabin in the woods.
5 Great Reasons
1. Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.
2. It's a satire of horror movies.
3. Made by horror fans for horror fans.
4. It lives in a highly original world.
5. The merman.
A bizarre remix of horror tropes combining sci-fi with horror, as an honest love letter to the horror genre as a whole. In order to satirise something well you are best off having some affection for the subject matter. While this film takes more than a few stabs at the state of the horror genre (and certainly "Cabin In The Woods" is more of a comedy movie than a horror movie itself) it is still strong horror fans who will be in the best position to appreciate the joke.
Ranked in my top 10 of 2012 here:
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The Cabin in the Woods is a ground-breaking horror that reinvents the genre and turns it inside out, proving that sometimes showing how the trick is done is just as good as the trick itself; and as for the final act...prepare to be amazed.
Slasher films, almost inevitably these days, run off the same tired formula. It’s to the point of being their very nature. But occasionally, we’ll run into something smart and well-made, but it’s become so sporadic and inconsistent that I’m surprised that the horror fanbase hasn’t rebelled or caused mass anarchy—justifiably so, mind you. Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard take their mayhem to the screen and make The Cabin in the Woods crazy, entertaining and smart. It feels a lot like the complaints and gripes of every fan of the genre (and cinema, in general) is being funneled through their pens and onto paper. Instead of being a tirade, however, it’s an extremely clever and thoughtful deconstruction of the entire genre—which…
Sheer brilliance. What a hysterical and delightfully twisted homage to classic horror films but also a reminder of why modern horror movies have given the genre a bad name (and it does so eloquently and subtly). So many terrific character moments. I think I'm in love. This a film I'll be re-watching for years to come and is one I'll never get sick of.
Neat trick, making a horror film simultaneously geared towards both those who love and despise the genre.
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Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
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- The Thing
- The Exorcist
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