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.
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…
Even if some of its satire doesn't work as well as it could, The Cabin in the Woods is an immensely clever spoof of horror cliches thanks to Drew Goddard's tight direction and brilliant screenplay co-written with Joss Whedon.
Second viewing of this, this year, I will never get bored of this and it's brilliant finale. Perfect Horror film!
I love this movie. I love how all the characters play out. I love the twist. I like the monsters. It was fun. It was cheesy. It was an original idea even if it's based on all horror movies. I've never wanted to be a stuffed wolf head more in my life. All of the monsters looked great. I'm not going to go into a big for/not for Joss Whedon (for by the way). A lot of people just see his name and instantly pass it by, and that's dumb. Watch this and love it, even when your super cool friends don't think it's cool
I liked the cast, but i honestly didnt like the fact that all it does is make fun of horror movie cliches i almost couldnt stand it, not for me.
I get what they were trying to do with this movie, but it was just so bad. I don't know why it gets praised, maybe I need to watch more horror movies or something. Best scene: motorcycle scene.
Pretty well written but the nihilism of the ending was disappointing.
Waiting waiting waiting for this great twist.can't seem to find it. Can't believe this is in the book 1001 movies to see before you die.
If you don’t know anything about Cabin in the Woods, then what you think you know is wrong. Sure, it fulfills its promise of being hilarious and terrifying, thanks to Drew Goddard’s direction and Joss Whedon’s script. Otherwise, this is a near-perfect head trip from the first role of the credits. Smartly warning the horror audience about its own love of death and gore, while irreverently upending that at every turn, Cabin is something horror-fans and horror-haters can both enjoy.
- 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).
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- Lilya 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
My five hundred favorite films (1940-2014)