The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin In The Woods: A clever and funny take on your typical horror
★★★


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

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7 thoughts on “The Cabin in the Woods

    1. Yeh, I do believe that was the point. Kind of making a joke about the usual horror story by chucking in something completely different. I like that they didnt take themselves seriously, but as I say in my last line, I wish they had of gone all out comedy, or failing that, all out horror.

  1. I absolutely loved this film, basically just pure undistilled Whedon at its finest. I’m not the hugest horror fan so the fact that it was more genre mashup than pure horror was a bit of a plus to me. I’m a big fan of Dark Humor and the humor just worked for me here, plus I always appreciate a film that manages to be memorable and the last fifteen minutes or so ensure that is the case here.

    In any case good review, a huge amount of content to fit into three sentences so well done 🙂

    1. Thanks, this one was tough to try and away how good of was without revealing anything all in just three sentences. I agree with you here though, it was a good mash up and did indeed have a memorable end and is still one of the better films I’ve seen this year in this genre

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