All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
"Pop Tarts? Did you say you have Pop Tarts?"
A perfect movie in just about every sense of the word; The Cabin in the Woods is a sly and hilarious mix-up of genre conventions that still manages to consistently scare and send shivers down your spine. Written lovingly and brilliantly by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, the screenplay is the basis for such an immaculate experience. Every line, moment, joke, and set-piece of horror or comedic build-up is brought to life with a sense of cinematic playfulness and terrifying audacity.
Combined with the genius performances by every member of the cast, (with Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford and Fran Kranz being wonderful standouts) the film's dialogue is a joy to hear,…
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,…
Wow. Loved the quirkiness of this one. Also, enjoyed all of the references.
This is my second viewing of this movie, such a twist at the end. Unfortunately if you didn't watch this movie the first few months it cameout you probably already have had the ending spoiled. BUT... If you find a copy or have a repressed Zool or Galaxy Quest fan boy attraction.... give this flick a spin
I still LIKE it, don't get me wrong. But this just feels less clever with each watch.
I'm absolutely not a Whedon/Goddard fan, but if this is the only thing they ever make that I can stand, I'm still in awe of them - because it's really perfect. Every time I see it, I notice more details to admire and it just gets even better. Multiple levels of meta going on here - but am I really still the only one who sees the Scooby Doo gang?
Seeing this in theaters was one of my favorite film experiences. I remember it so vividly:
I was a senior in high school, I had just gotten out of an exhausting day at work at a particularly horrid fast food restaurant I used to work in, and I was in desperate need of plans. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when my friends invited me to see The Cabin in the Woods, but I don't think anything would have prepared me for this truly unique thriller.
I didn't think it would hold up on re-watches at all but, somehow, it succeeded.
Maybe it's that I'm a particularly big Joss Whedon fan, or that I love horror deconstructions, but everything…
Yes, yes, and YES.
Back in 2012 when I first watched the trailer for 'The Cabin in the Woods' I rolled my eyes to what I thought to be another cliché horror film with a cast of young and attractive actors. How wrong was I? Very, very wrong.
After hearing that it was actually a good film I still had my doubts, and it took me three years to finally sit down and watch the god-damn film. Being a horror fan since the early age of nine (if I remember correctly) it was destined for me to love this film. Safe to say that anyone who is a horror geek and has seen most classics will indeed love this one.…
Entiendo que por partes separadas la película tiene muchas cosas rescatables y entiendo los premios para los amantes del género y que ésta pelicula ya es digna de su colección de culto para mucho, pero como un todo se me hizo horrible y aburrida, de verdad no entiendo el gran "wow" ni como ésta película revolucionó el genero y bla bla bla, simplemente no lo veo. Supongo que simplemente no amo éste genero y ya.
I’m always sceptic when the makers of a movie tell us it’s an unique or innovative film, because they are more often a lie than the truth. I also had that feeling when the makers of “Cabin in the Woods’, Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon, told us that. The slogan ‘you think you know the story, you think you know the place, think again’ sounds like any other horror movie. But “Cabin in the Woods” is different, because it is not like any other horror movie. It’s probably one of the better ones of the past years.
At first sight, nothing special happens in “Cabin in the Woods”. Five friends go to a cabin to relax and party. It’s nothing…
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
AV Club's 100 best films of the decade thus far.