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The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods

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Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth
Apr 13, 2012
R, 1 hr. 35 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian J. White, Amy Acker, Tim De Zarn
Director: Drew Goddard
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Theater Release: Apr 13, 2012
DVD Release: Sep 18, 2012
Synopsis: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out. -- (C) Lionsgate

Critic Reviews

  • Bruce Diones, New Yorker
    The filmmakers are less interested in providing a slow buildup to their frights than in splattering the clichés of the form in funny, spirited ways.
  • David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
    In order to subvert any popular form, entertainment first has to work on its own terms. Goddard and Whedon are too busy geeking out to bother with those requirements.
  • Christopher Kelly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
    The setup is intriguing but the balance feels off. Goddard and Whedon overplay the winking postmodernism.
  • Tom Charity,
    One of the best movies of 2012 so far, in any genre.
  • Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
    By the time the ride is over, director Drew Goddard and co-writers Goddard and Joss Whedon will change course three or four times, nodding and winking but never losing momentum.
  • Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
    And you thought you were just headed for a weekend getaway.
  • Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
    A horror movie embedded in a conspiracy flick embedded in another horror movie-the most inventive cabin-in-the-woods picture since The Evil Dead and the canniest genre deconstruction since Scream.
  • J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
    The climactic one-two punch of special-effects chaos and meta-movie chin stroking should have the fanboys trembling with delight.
  • Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
    "The Cabin in the Woods" gets at the story underneath the story, and the reason behind the clichés.
  • Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    If it's true that you always kill the thing you love, then horror honchos Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard have taken an ax to slasher cinema in The Cabin in the Woods and chopped it up for kindling.
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