Cabin in the Woods is a twist on the classic horror setup of teens going out to a cabin in the woods being killed off.
The twist to the story appears to come from two older white collar businessmen having a connection to the cabin in some mysterious way. The college students show up, and…
DIE!!! Well, presumably.
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The film was written by Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon, who worked together on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, so you know the writing is top notch. Goddard is directing, and he doesn’t have any theatrical experience directing, although he did write Cloverfield, so the guy has some skill. The fact that Whedon is on the film gives me great hope. Horror films are many times the first, or at least earlier, work for many directors, so maybe he’ll be able to prove himself.
Who’s It For?
It’s being screened as R.
Movie Release Date
Well, it was supposed to be February 5, 2010. Then it was pushed back to January 14, 2011 so that it could be converted into 3D. Now, it has been delayed indefinitely due to MGM’s financial problems. I’m going to guess it’ll come out in Russia in July of 2030, find no audience, and you’ll end up downloading a pirated version online, get caught, and spend the rest of your life in jail.
What? I said I was guessing. Never said it’d be a good guess.
Who’s In It?
Richard Jenkins … Steve Hadley
Bradley Whitford … Richard Sitterson
Jesse Williams … Holden McCrea
Chris Hemsworth … Curt Vaughan
Fran Kranz … Marty Mikalski
Kristen Connolly … Dana Polk
Anna Hutchison … Jules Louden
Brian White¹ … Alex Truman
The tag lines are awesome for this film.
If an old man warns you not to go there… make fun of him.
If you hear a strange sound outside… have sex.
That’s what I always do!
Tucker & Dale vs Evil, Evil Dead trilogy,
What’s Good About It?
Joss Whedon rocks. Firefly and Serenity were awesome, as was Buffy. The Avengers will also rock. Similar to Sam Raimi, this guy knows everything about these genres and no doubt has a lot of ideas to make it a combination of funny and scary.
What’s Bad About It?
All the delays worry me. It may be as simple as the studio wanting to cash in on 3D and then having financial problems later, but I think it may be the film wasn’t all that good to begin with and then needed to get the ticket prices high for the opening weekend box office.
Our Clever Prediction
I’m giving Whedon credit. His stuff is generally solid. I wasn’t a big fan of Dollhouse, but it was still halfway decent. I think the box office will be decent given the size of the film. I didn’t find the budget, but it screams of low cost. If the film is still delayed at the time Thor comes out, it could help that Chris Hemsworth is in the film. First time the Avengers’ director and his Thor worked together.