The Cabin in the Woods details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Richard Jenkins / Bradley Whitford|
|Collections:||Horrors, latest releases, September - Horror/Action|
The Cabin in the Woods
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Sep 2012|
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I'm not quite sure what it is, but I like itBy BlaiseT (13 reviews) from Nottingham , 13 Apr 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]The Cabin In The Woods is absolutely mad, and if you're a horror fan, you should see it. You may leave unsure whether you've just watched a parody, a loving homage or an elegant deconstruction of the genre (and critics will likely argue all three and more), but whatever it is, it's smart and funny and thoroughly entertaining.
There's an infamous plot twist which honestly, isn't critically important, so if you have a loud-mouthed friend who has already blurted it out, it won't ruin much. Although we start with a party in a backwoods cabin, copious amounts of beer and weed, and a group of attractive young people including a braying alpha male party dude, his highly sexed blonde girlfriend, a nerd, a goofy comic relief stoner and a smart brunette who is the obvious candidate for the position of Final Girl, it's clear right from the start that this isn't a straightforward story about college kids versus hillbillies or zombies, even when they start reading Latin out loud from that creepy beaten-up old diary they find in the cellar. There are frequent cuts to some kind of sinister, sciencey looking facility where people in lab coats are manipulating everything around the cabin from temperature levels through to the release of terrifying monsters. But why? Well, there's the plot twist.
It's difficult to say much more, but The Cabin In The Woods throws everything at the camera that a horror fan could possibly want without descending into cheesy and obvious fan-pandering. There are dozens of references and appearances of everything across the genre from Hellraiser to Evil Dead to a surprisingly fitting unicorn, but there is a genuine plot, and despite some rather funny banter and wacky situations, it's not a straight-up comedy at all. Is it actually horror then? Not entirely, it makes audiences jump, but it's the kind of slightly absurd premise that won't give even casual viewers a sleepless night. However, this is definitely a film made for horror fans. It's wickedly entertaining and knows how to be both smart and silly (it contains both unicorns and Fornicus, Lord of Pain and Bondage, for heaven's sake!) and the only reason for a horror fan to give this movie a miss is if they really hate fun.
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Ive seen this scenario somewhere before!!!!By Ivorwa (28 reviews) from LYTHAM ST. ANNES , 11 May 2013I thoroughly enjoyed this film, thought the acting style is a little cardboard. So the usual suspects go for a romp in the deepest woods in a creepy cabin - any normal person would high tail it back home on first sight. Generally, without spoiling it, its a fairly typical comedy/horror movie - the fact that they are being set up is signposted very early - too early. Also the white coated scientists seemed much too much carefree and unconvincing given what eventually is seen to be under their control(literally). However it was very much worth the watch - even though I know I have seen a cabin in the woods manipulation movie somewhere before!!!!!!!!
Scooby Doo on speedBy Irishlass (3 reviews) , 10 May 2013Full of gut & gore. Completely daft storyline & just didn't get it at all. Only good thing was that the're were some good special effects.
Possibly the worst movie EVER!By xJ0ExS0APx (10 reviews) , 09 May 2013I absolutely hated this film if I could give it 0/5 I would! It was shockingly bad and seemed to be a bad rip off of every horror movie ever made! The only good bit is when Chris Hemsworth dies as his death is hilarious!
Just. Awful.By chickentikka25 (10 reviews) , 08 May 2013What film have these other reviewers watched? Because the one I saw was, just, awful. I'm a huge horror fan. I'm a huge B-movie fan. This is neither. This is a z-movie at best - barely imaginative, completely un-gripping, poorly written and the execution was amateurish at best. If I could say one thing to the script writers/Director it would be 'That ending. Seriously guys, of all the possibilities, you chose THAT ending?'.
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WARNING !!!By Complexicity (2 reviews) , 04 May 2013I really didn't like this film for many resons. Firstly, the beginning was confusing and not needed. Secondly, it took time until something good actually happened Thirdly, the only good bit was the end but even that was rubbish