THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
Quite possibly the funniest and most entertaining film of the year from beginning to end. Drew Goddard’s Cabin In The Woods turns the horror genre on its head and manages to come out as the most creative film in years. Never have I laughed so hard in a theater from witnessing the blood curdling gorefest this movie brings.
It doesn’t even start off as your typical horror film would, and that’s when you know you’re in for a more interesting ride. The introduction of Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins is brilliantly done with just the right amount of “wtf-ness” that’ll catch you off guard and at the same get you hooked for the ride.
Once the real story comes through, with the introductions of Chris Hemsowrth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams and Franz Kranz you already know this isn’t going to be your typical horror film. Add on the usual moments of predictable “scary” music cues and the even more predictable “characters” – then as a moviegoer, I already know I’m searching for the other shoe to drop. And when it does, I was smiling from ear to ear.
But I’m not giving anything away, you just have to see it to believe it, and when you do, I’m sure you’ll feel the same as me. (Unless you detest any of the characters in which case I will say – please see more horror movies).
It’s no surprise that Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard wrote this amazing script as both know how to turn a genre on its head, as they’re both responsible for successfully bringing Buffy The Vampire Slayer to the small screen.
I’m just bummed that this wont receive any awards recognition just because this has teens/twentysomethings, in the horror genre, and didn’t make much money at the box office. With Hollywood inundating us with so much recycled crap nowadays, when something like this comes along, it sucks that no one can see what a blessing this is for the industry. Oh well, it’s OK, I’ll just bask in its cult status I’m sure this will achieve in the many years to come.