I’m going to start this review with some well earned hyperbole. Creators Joss Weadon (Buffy, Firefly, the Avengers) and Drew Goddard (Lost, Cloverfield) have redefined the horror genre with this completely surprising thrill-ride.
It’s almost impossible to write a review of The Cabin in the Woods, a Lament Configuration of a film, without dropping some MASSIVE spoilers.
But I ain’t gonna do it. I’m not that kind of reviewer. I want you to go into this film semi-cold and come out thankful that you only knew half the story going in.
It’s going to be that much sweeter. Trust me.
Although, as I saw at the screening. This is a polarizing film. You will love it or hate it. No in-between. If you sit back and enjoy the ride, you will love it.
I’ll do what I can without giving away too much. Trust me. You’ll hate me for it.
A group of cliches, Jock (Chris Helmsworth AKA Thor), Virgin (Kristen Connelly), Bookworm (Jesse Williams), ummmm Slutty girl (Anna Hutchinson) and Stoner (Fran Krantz with the BEST bong EVER. No. Really. That shit needs to be made now..) pile into an RV to spend the weekend at Jock’s cousin’s cabin. In the cough….EVIL DEAD…cough…woods.
None of them know, as seen in the trailers, that they are being held captive for some sinister reason by men in bad ties.
And that’s all I’m saying.
Weadon and Goddard have completely turned the horror genre on it’s head in Cabin. In fact, I’m going to venture to say you’ve seen the end of horror films as we know it. Every film from Hellraiser to It to the Others and pretty much every horror film in between gets a nod.  Nothing will ever be the same for slasher films after Cabin. I found myself (as my annoyed guest can attest) saying “What the fuck is going on?!” about 15 times during the two hour film. By the time the awesome cameo pops up towards the end, you will have no clue what the fuck is coming next. On that note, you’ll have to see this twice just to get all the references.

Cabin never takes it self seriously and is a welcome addition to the self referential genre of horror that goes all the way back to April Fools Day in the 80s and the first Scream film of the 90s.

It’s extremely well made, the creatures (ooop sorry!) look amazing and humor makes an apprearance in all the right places.

Love or hate Cabin in the Woods, you will be talking about it for a long time. Unless the world ends first..wait. Did just write that???

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