The Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods

Year: 2012
Rated: 15
Director: Drew Goddard
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Anna Hutchison
Score: 4/5

What if there was a reason that people made such ridiculous choices in horror movies? It turns out that there is.

The Cabin in the Woods incorporates so many horror clich├ęs and references to the great horror films of old that even the terrible acting is watchable. Take a jock, a slut, a virgin, a stoner, a nerd, and some nudity and you have the core ingredients for any horror movies. Here though, the horror recipe is unveiled and you get to see how a horror film is created.

The continuous mix between the horror story plot and the plot about the secret society that generate horror movies is perfect. Even the comedy is funny. Who doesn’t love a merman? For veterans of Joss Whedon, be prepared for the potential cameo of a Reaver from Firefly.

Whilst not Chris Hemsworth’s finest performance, The Cabin in the Woods gives an original look into how horror movies work and deserves credit for being original in a time when so many movies just copy ideas from others. Which, to be fair, this also does.

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