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The Cabin in the Woods

A movie directed by Drew Goddard

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'The Cabin In The Woods' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Gets Chills (Video)

  • Apr 13, 2012

By Joan Alperin Schwartz

'The Cabin In The Woods', written by Josh Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Avengers) and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) who also directed, is one of the most clever horror films I've seen in a really long time.

Okay, without giving too much away, here's the scenerio...Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods and really horrible things start to happen to them. 

But trust me...It's not what you think...or what you've come to expect from your classic horror film....

Because the friends are being watched...and...manipulated by a group of guys and gals in a control room, led by Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins.

And when you, the audience, find out why these group of weirdos are doing all this controlling...well, for me it was not only the highlight of the film, but it confirmed the fact that I was watching a movie that was a true...original. 

'The Cabin In The Woods' turns the horror genre on its head...The film is a satire as well as a homage to some of the great scary movies from the past...Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead', Dario Argento's 'Suspira' as well as those creepy Japanese ghost stories, that I'm addicted to, even though they keep me up all night.

The the cast is perfect for this kind of movie...Anna Hutchison is Jules, the pretty, sexy blond who loves to party...Kristen Connolly is Dana, the virgin...Chris Hemsworth, (Mr. Thor) is Curt, the good looking/eye candy dude...Fran Kranz is Marty, the pot smoking, paranoid, guy without a date and finally, there's Jessie Williams as Holden, the hot intellectual who can read.

I gave 'The Cabin In The Woods' 4 bagels out of 5...John, who created one of the great horror films of the 20th century (Faces Of Death) turns out not to be a big fan of this genre, afterall. Now that's irony.

Check out our video to see John scare me and to find out his thoughts.

'The Cabin In The Woods' opens in theatres April the 13th, which happens to be a Friday. Do not miss it.
'The Cabin In The Woods' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Gets Chills (Video) 'The Cabin In The Woods' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Gets Chills (Video) 'The Cabin In The Woods' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Gets Chills (Video)

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April 14, 2012
I had a lot of fun with this one. This was more aimed for humor than scares--I liked the way it made fun with itself. I am with you on this one, Joan. Whedon did a great script. I guess John being more of a horror director would expect more. "the Orphan"? oh no....LOL! Nice one, you two. Funny as always! Love it when you argue over a movie.
April 14, 2012
Which is usually the case. John has such weird taste. Well that's probably why we're together LOL.
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Macabre Humor and Jump Scares...Horror Comedy Done Right!
One of the names that is almost guaranteed to make me want to see a movie (or read a comic book) is Joss Whedon. Despite the less-than-impressive trailers, this was why I’ve decided to take a chance with “The Cabin in the Woods” and honestly, I really did not know what to expect. Once you see the opening title reel, you would know exactly what you are in for. It would be easy to dismiss it as a horror B-movie romp with some twisted touches and macabre humor around it. Yeah, …
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The "plot" of THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is a classic cliché of horror films: a group of five friends travels to a cabin in the woods out in the middle of nowhere that is supposedly owned by a cousin of one of the friends. There's a jock, a slutty girl, a scholar, a stoner, and an innocent. The trip to the cabin is really spooky complete with a run-down gas station where the group stops for a fill-up and to make sure their directions to the cabin are correct. Once they get to the …
review by . April 14, 2012
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Star Rating:         “I love being scared.” So said Joss Whedon in an interview with Total Film regarding The Cabin in the Woods, which he produced and co-wrote with director Drew Goddard. “The things that I don’t like are kids acting like idiots, the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances. Drew and I both felt that the pendulum had sung a little too far in that direction.” When …
Quick Tip by . April 12, 2012
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Hey!     This movie is awesome and anyone looking for a little more insight into the film should check out my geek-tastic interview with director, Drew Goddard.    http://www.blacksheepreviews.blogspot.ca/201...views-drew-goddard.html    Enjoy!
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My husband (creator of the cult classic films FACES OF DEATH) andmyself (actress/screenwriter) are ex New Yorkers, see alot of films and usually disagree. So our friends decided that we need a review … more
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