The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Directors:

Drew Goddard

Writers:

Drew Goddard, Joss Whedon

Actors:

Terry Notary, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Zach, Lori Stewart, Matt Phillips, Simon Pidgeon

Synopsis:

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
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  • Reviews 15
  • Highest Rating 87
  • Lowest Rating 40
  • Average Rating 77
65

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Interesting idea executed in a bland way. The "twist" tipped its hand far too early to be effective. Not terribly cast, and aesthetics are decent enough. It just didn't click. By the end I was pretty disengaged. Fun alternative to "traditional" slasher films, but not amazing.
October 19, 2015
70

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Funny yes, clever yes, scary not really, unique no. It's enjoyable, but I feel like the meta-treatment of genre is often given way more credit than it's owed. This might as well have been an extra long Community Halloween special.
January 3, 2014
86

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

I read the entire Wikipedia plot synopsis before watching this. Even so, in the way it was crafted I still had no idea what was going to happen next. Beautifully paced, amazing original laughs, likable actors, basically everything that's shit about the horror genre done right.
December 21, 2012
75

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Maybe it's a case of hype dulling the final product but I gotta say that while I enjoyed this I don't think it's the classic some have made it out to be. There's a lot of great ideas on display but it had tone issues and some pretty bad CGI in places took away some enjoyment.
August 15, 2012
80

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

An exceptionally clever deconstruction of the survival horror genre with a competent and entertaining script just absurd enough to introduce a vein of levity to the dark subtext. Unfortunately the violence wanders into inappropriate intensity tainting the skilled delivery.
April 24, 2012
85

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Yes! Yes! Yes! And more yes! Cabin in the Woods is scary, exciting, inventive, hilarious, skillfully executed, and not at all what it seems. An instant cult classic in every way, and a must-see for everyone (not just horror fans). Go see it. Now.
April 22, 2012