The Cabin in the Woods (2012) | A fiendishly funny thrill ride that turns the horror genre inside out

Cabin in the Woods (2011)

The scenario is a well-trodden horror movie cliche: five college students head off for a weekend getaway, but their horny hi-jinks quickly turn to terror when they unwittingly unleash sinister forces. But before you starting yawning, you better take another look.

The Cabin in the Woods

In 2012’s The Cabin in the Woods, fan boy favourite Joss Whedon and Cloverfield scribe-turned-director Drew Goddard aren’t just churning out yet another haunted-house or slasher movie – they’ve actually conceived a fiendishly clever, mind-bending chiller that turns the horror genre inside out and holds its conventions up for close examination. But this satirical horror isn’t just a mischievous exercise in post-modern cleverness, it’s also a giddily funny, gulpingly scary, enormously entertaining thrill ride.

The Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods is available on DVD, Blu-ray and Online from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on November 2, 2014, in Comedy, Horror, Must See, Must-See and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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