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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.
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.
Tropes: The Movie
For the intellectually sarcastic. Or it could be considered a RomCom if you're into that kind of stuff.
Pretty good, but not as good as critics and everybody else thinks
The Cabin in the Woods is a glorious sendup of teen slasher / horror movies.
I would watch the shit out of a TV show just set in the office starring Jenkins and Whitford. Every time this movie cuts away from them I start waiting for when they return.
ehhhh. didn't like this as much as other people (namely the friends i saw it with) do. cool premise, but at this point (4 me), cool story logic and plot twists are like bread and water: ain't enuf for man to live on alone.
plus, the most visually interesting parts (when all the bats and shit go batshit in the lab), are pretty rushed over. so idk. they coulda made it cooler. i ain't one to praise a movie simply because "the idea is cool."
This movie tries to do both horror and humor and doesn't get either of them right. It's not bad, but kind of... bland. Good effects, decent acting, confusing plot. It does teach a good lesson though, and that is to not entrust the fate of the world to two people who are high, sleep deprived, and suffering from massive blood loss. Because they probably won't make the right decision.
I have been completely misjudging this film. I pegged it for just another horror film where a bunch of young kids do drugs and have sex and then get killed by supernatural forces. And while a bunch of young kids do drugs and have sex and get killed by supernatural forces, this film is far from being just another horror film. There's a separate plot that oversees the horror film that surprised me with its creativity and made this film worth seeing.
One of the few horror movies I love. Smart, fun, and keeps you guessing.
While a few things are left unanswered, and it isn't very scary, Cabin In The Woods is still one of my favorite horror films of the past decade. Very original and entertaining, this is the kind of film that inspires me to write films.
- 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).
- The Shining
- The Thing
- The Exorcist
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