You know the story: attractive teenagers go to the woods for a fun weekend, little do they know, the HORROR, they are in for. Sounds trite, no? We’ve seen it all before. But not like this.
Just when you think you know what’s happening, the rug gets pulled from under your feet. Joss Weedon and Drew Goddard unite again for nerdorm and deliver this smorgasbord of horror that samples the genre more than a Tarentino film. It breaks down everything that you love about horror films and mixes it with everything you hate. In an age that is filled with Saws and Human Centipedes, Cabin in the Woods provides a breath of fresh air in a genre stale with torture porn. It’s sleek wittiness is sharply contrast with its gruesome carnage, opening mocking the excessive blood and guts of the genre today. Cabin in the Woods builds an elegantly complex plot on what has become a world of cliches.
Don’t want to give away too much because it’s wry sense of humor and twists truly makes is a raunchy-rip-roarin-ruckus. It’s the best time you’ll have in a theater all year: definitely a must see.
PLUS: For all you Joss Whedon fans: Fran Kranz (Dollhouse), Tom Lenk (Buffy), and Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse) all make appearances; as well as Richard Jenkins and Chris Hemsworth. And double win: the movie opens with Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) does a walk and talk.
This movie is goooooooooood