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…
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,…
Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 29
October 29th: the day of my birth. What do I choose to watch? The Cabin in the Woods. You're damn right.
Cabin is basically a collection of clichés, so I can easily understand why it's so polarizing. While for me the film expands on and recalibrates those clichés in an incredibly creative and wonderfully enjoyable way, I can also understand how some people might watch this and just see Scary Movie 43.
To my eyes, this is a love letter to the horror genre, and it's one much more detailed than can be done justice easily. I've seen it countless times and cataloged all the monsters it references and analyzed what I think it all…
When Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon decide that everything is awful, they do mean everything. I dock a half-star for the red button, which took me out of what is otherwise a fantastically choreographed 3rd act expansion of the premise/run away! run away! sequence. But I add it back for the actually quite useful bong, and the level of enthusiastic detail here. Bradley Whitford might be the MVP - and he does occupy the Topher "Wash" Harris slot of loveable, problematic geekery Whedon and Goddard write so well - but Kristin Connolly is also a fantastic anchor for the picture, even when it puts her up against another such bulwark of the pop culture legendarium. Fun first, smart second, and…
The ability to surprise can be a film’s greatest gift, but even with those surprises revealed this inventive take on the horror genre is breathtakingly bold, smart and exciting from beginning to end.
was this supposed to be funny or scary???? because i was laughing the whole time while my friends were screaming and falling of the couch
Spider-Man is in good hands. Drew Goddard is the real deal.
More comedy than horror, but I'm ok with that.
All i can say is i love the gore and comedy in this movie!!! xD
But everything else is kinda iffy
This highly anticipated Whedon-helmed masterpiece was more than worth the wait. While it isn't particularly creepy, it is clever, thrilling, and simply delightful, a real love letter to the genre. Forrest loved it too, and it's much harder to get him on board with one of my movies. I did feel like the ending was a bit of a cheap shot, but otherwise, stellar work all around.
Até gosto das intenções do filme e do fato dele funcionar nessa dinâmica assumidamente prazerosa desde o começo. Mas rola uma obsessão tão grande e tão constante em ser descolado nessa autoconsciência de gênero, que me parece acaba bloqueando quase que completamente o lugar de uma experiência cinematográfica mais elementar; fica bem longe de um Wes Craven, por exemplo, que em quase todos os filmes da franquia Pânico soube como ninguém destilar comentários autoconscientes e ainda preservar toda uma essência narrativa muito autêntica. O artifício aqui é tão obcecado em se renovar que a própria experiência cinematográfica acaba se comprometendo, apesar de momentos isolados bem inspiradores.
I must admit that as far as horror movies go, this is certainly different. Turning the genre on its head for laughs with more blood than an abattoir, this took a new approach in its quest to find an audience wanting something original. Directed by Drew Goddard and co-written by Joss Whedon, there was always going to be creative twists and they promised us something fresh. What we didn't expect was this, but it is certainly original. Satirical and undeniably funny in places, this poked fun at the usual horror staples and took an ingenious step forward in what we should expect from future horror films.
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