The Cabin in the Woods is meant to be a horror but comes with more laughs than gasps in what isn’t exactly your typical horror movie, though that’s not to say it was any less ridiculous or nearly as good as what many critics have said. It has your horror movie archetypical characters and a generic story like any other horror film, but that only makes up one half of the clever, often laugh-out-loud plot, with the other half being a deceiving, often smart and quite enjoyable story line that is somewhat more predictable than what many have made out. OK, so you might not know exactly what is going on and why until Sigourney Weaver helps clarify it at the end, but you’ll know enough and have enjoyed it enough to say, ‘that was alright, but I would have preferred it if it was an out and out horror or an out and out comedy’.
Image from: The Cabin In The Woods, (2012), [ONLINE]. Available here