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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.
This review may contain 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.
This review may contain 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.…
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,…
Yeah, ok, whatever, this is shaky territory in the sense that its stuck-up "creativity" doesn't necessarily conform with the sincere trash of the films it is parodying, and it's also 20 years late, but goddammit, there is *nothing* funnier than Richard Jenkins in this movie. Except for Richard Jenkins in Step Brothers.
4 stars for Richard Jenkins. And for this line: "It was the pioneer days; people had to make their own interrogation rooms."
Best thing: As much as I'd love to pick a favourite monster, I feel it's really the amazing range of threats in this crazy film. I feel that the giant bat has a particularly big star turn.
Worst thing: While I know it's supposed to be weird and uncomfortable, the erotic dance just feels a little too close to the kind of film this is supposed to be critiquing. Then again, as a film critiquing horror clichés, the almost identical 'gratuitous erotic dance by the fire' scene in the Friday the 13th remake (a film entirely comprised of horror clichés) does rather vindicate this.
Cabin In The Woods is still such a wonderful exploration of the horror…
This is one of those movies you have to see for yourself as anything I could say could accidentally spoil experiencing this for yourself. In short, while there are other Joss Whedon penned movies I slightly prefer, I still feel this is definitely up there among the best in horror comedy that has a nice taste of meta humor thrown in for good measure.
Most surprising film I've seen in a long time. Saying any more on this movie can be considered as a spoiler. Give this film a try. However, don't go about researching this, as not knowing makes it much more enjoyable. It's quite entertaining and achieves what it was set out to achieve.
This would be one of my all-time favorites if it didn't turn into a YouTube video in the end. [A-]
I really enjoyed this send-up of every horror movie convention possible, which manages to give us some genuine scares and thrills along the way.
The stoner (or should I say 'fool') was the only bearable character. The monsters were pretty neat.
I'm not a fan of slasher films, but The Cabin In The Woods has ideas and substance to it. It's not at all scary, but it's funny and clever and really entertaining.
Cabin in the Woods didn't quite hit the mark for me...
Incredibly funny and intelligent. I can't remember the last time I saw a film that was this much fun. My only complaint is that a character who has supposedly freshly died her hair at the beginning of the film has her roots very obviously coming through. Shameful,
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