Monday, March 25, 2013

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

Director: Drew Goddard

Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White, Amy Acker

More info: IMDb

Tagline: If you hear a strange sound outside... have sex.

Plot: Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. There's far more going on however than meets the eye as the five campers are all under observation.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? YES!

I'm so overdue catching up on the movies I've seen.  I saw this one in the theater, what, a year or two ago?  Loved it and I didn't think I'd even like it.  I knew nothing about it going into it and that turned out to be a good thing.  I LOVE the two guys working the show.  Hilarious.  I need more movies with these cats.  Wheden did a masterful job taking the horror slasher genre and turning it on its ear.  It's funny and at times kind of scary (movies stopped scaring me when I was a kid so I'm not a good person to gauge about such things but I suspect this could scare someone who's reasonable easy to frighten).  And I friggin' LOVE the ending.  This is a great flick.  I can't believe the studio sat on this for two years before releasing it.  Boneheads.

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