April 12, 2012 | 11:38 pm
Posted by Joan Alperin-Schwartz
‘The Cabin In The Woods’, written by Joss 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.
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