The Cabin in the Woods Review

The Cabin in the Woods

Directed by: Drew Goddard

Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins


This is going to be one tough movie to review, just like it was to market, I don’t wanna spoil or give away anything to anyone that really wants to see so I’ll keep it as brief as possible. For one I am not the biggest fan of recent day horror movies, they rely to much on jump scare rather than actual scares, but I did find a lot of enjoyment out of The Cabin in the Woods. I used the typical horror cliches, that plague horror movies now a days, to an advantage and manage to poke fun at the genre itself. The main characters are cliches in themselves but they never seem to be overused in their role and are given more to their characters than normally before. Like a typical Joss Whedon production he is a able to blend both funny lines and some actual terrifying things, there is a point in the movie that involved a speaker phone that was pretty funny. My only problem is the ending, I can’t go into any details but it was not as clever as the movie itself, though everything leading up to the ending in the third act is just incredible and blends a lot of stuff from other horror movies together, and left me wondering, Is This The Best Way To End The Movie? I would recommend anyone who is a fan of the genre to check this movie out, it is a good refresher to the normal crap that is labeled as horror.

Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard team up for this bloody horror satire that offers an inventive twist on the familiar stranded-in-the-woods sub-genre. As five friends pile into an RV bound for a secluded cabin far from civilization, the operators of a mysterious, high-tech control room monitor their every move while preparing an arcane ritual that dates back to the beginning of time. Shortly after arriving at the rickety cottage, Dana (Kristen Connolly) and her friends Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Marty (Fran Kranz), and Holden (Jesse Willaims) venture into the basement and discover a little girl’s diary from the early 1900s — which recounts a series of horrifying events that unfolded precisely where the vacationing teens how stand. Before long, the nightmare comes knocking at the door — murder gleaming from its putrid eyes and a rusty saw clenched in rotting hands. In the control room, everything is going exactly according to plan; Sitterson (Richard Jenkins) and Hadley (Bradley Whitford) are taking bets, and their supervisor Lin (Amy Acker) is monitoring every detail. But just when it looks like the show is over, an unexpected glitch threatens to topple the entire system

9 out of 10

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