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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.
This is a solid film that delivers on it's premise. It feels very quick. Everyone does a great job. Yeaaaa! It does feel a bit antiseptic, but all the world's a stage and what can you do.
Also, I like to believe things are a bit less apocalyptic than The Director makes them out to be. Go humanity!
I should start off by saying that this is a fantastic film. The movie is tastefully satirical in that the stereotypical "spooky house in the woods" setting was used to the story's advantage (for once). Usually, when comedy and horror are combined, disaster is unavoidable (seen in the hilarious, yet very distasteful and cheesy "Scary Movie" series of films). The Cabin in the Woods is far from disasterous. The movie itself wants you to keep watching, proven by the funny bits carefully placed near scenes that are a bit frightening. The careful placement of comedic moments serve to practically heal a person who has been frightened, making them want to keep watching. The charachter's ovjectives are clear, and the story is well paced and includes a wonderful ending. The only point keeping this film from a five star rating is that some scenes felt unnecessary. Overall a wonderful movie and I definitely recommend it.
This movie was awesome. I've been meaning to watch it for a long time and I finally got to it. A great satire on horror films. Highly recommended.
An original and funny film. Suitable for all fans of horror movies.
Yup. This is what passes for clever nowadays...
When I first saw it:
Five friends go to stay in a remote cabin, unaware that they're about to become the targets of a remote, cold malevolence. So far, so what, am I right? But this mind-bogglingly post-modern film inverts the concept, to hilarious effect. The whole thing ends up being a fast, funny riff on the standard old horror tropes. To me, it dragged a bit when it was playing out as pure horror, but the witty critique side of things was absolutely brilliant.
When writing my 'best-of-the-year' list:
'The Cabin in the Woods' is kind of a miracle: who knew there could be more to say about the whole 'slasher movie featuring teens in a remote locale' thing?…
I've seen this so many times. Still works well (especially since I've not seen it in awhile).
This film manages to be funny an scary at the same time which is something most horror films can't accomplish. Although Cabin in the Woods is more of a comedy then horror, it still has plenty of shocking moments. This is a film every fan of the horror genre needs to watch!
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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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