The Cabin in the Woods (2012) | A fiendishly funny thrill ride that turns the horror genre inside out
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.
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.
Cabin in the Woods is available on DVD, Blu-ray and Online from Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Posted on November 2, 2014, in Comedy, Horror, Must See, Must-See and tagged Anna Hutchison, Chris Hemsworth, Comedy, Drew Goddard, Fran Kranz, Horror, Joss Whedon, Kristen Connolly, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Must See, Satirical horror, The Cabin in the Woods. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.