Why did we have to wait so long to see such an incredible horror film!? Most movies get shelved for years because they suck, but that obviously wasn’t the case for Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods. This film takes the horror film genre to a whole new level, turning it on its head, giving the genre an awesomely original twist that any horror movie fan will love!
The best thing about the film is the trailer really gives nothing away, and you have no idea what’s going to happen. The surprises just just keep coming and they escalate into one of the greatest endings to a horror film ever. One other aspect about the movie that I loved was the humor, the movie was incredibly funny, and parodied everything cliche about horror movies without being a parody movie.
Joss Whedon's signature stamp is all over this movie, so if you enjoy his work then you’re going to love this movie. The writing style, humor, dialogue, setting, characters and even the casting of those characters are all reminiscent of things Whedon has made in the past. I know Goddard was also a writer on the film, as well as its director, but you can tell Whedon heavily influenced it.
I don’t want to get into any crazy details about the movie with you, because if I say anything it would be considered a spoiler. All you need to know about this film before you see it is what’s in the trailer. Just know that this is an epic horror film that’s going to put a big smile on your face. The film direction was solid, the acting was fantastic, and it was bloody as hell!
I heard a lot of positive buzz about this film before I saw it, and all I can say is, believe the hype. I think it just shot up to the top of my list of favorite movies of 2012, and will most likely stay there.... until I see The Avengers. It’s definitely one of my favorite horror films of all time. I freakin‘ loved this movie, and I highly recommend that you go out and see it, I know you won't be disappointed.
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