A brief analytical take on THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.
“The String Pullers”
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is a smart deconstruction of the horror film that doesn’t parody the tropes of the genre, but pays tribute to them.
Set up as a traditional slasher film, five college kids go out to the cabin in the woods and unleash a demonic force that kills each of them, one by one. Taking a step back, within the first scene, CABIN reveals…