Joss Whedon's upcoming horror film The Cabin in the Woods is finally coming out after years of waiting. The film comes out on April 13th and the synopsis for the film is, "Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen... If you think you know this story, think again." After seeing the trailer for the film it turned out to be something I wasn't expecting, but it looked like it was going to be extremely entertaining.
In a interview with Total Film Whedon discusses his inspiration for the the film, calling it "a very loving hate letter", here's what he had to say...
It’s basically a very loving hate letter. On some level it was completely a lark, me and Drew [Goddard, director] trying to figure out what the most fun we could have would be. On another level it’s a serious critique of what we love and what we don’t about horror movies.
I love being scared. I love that mixture of thrill, of horror, that objectification/identification thing of wanting definitely for the people to be alright but at the same time hoping they’ll go somewhere dark and face something awful.
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.
I agree with everything Whedon says here... it's exactly how I feel about horror movies! This is one of the main reasons I know Cabin in the Woods is going to be a movie I enjoy watching. It was made by movie geeks that share the same opinions on the horror genre as a lot of us. I'm excited about seeing this one. In case you missed the trailer, you can watch it below! What do you think about what Whedon had to say in this interview?