Monday, October 22, 2012

Cabin in the Woods-Spoiler Free Movie Review

Wow, just wow.  I came into Cabin in the Woods with just the most basic information; the cabin was a construct being controlled.  This isn't a spoiler as it is revealed from the very start.  The rest of the movie was a surprise to me though.  A great surprise at that.  There were three other people in the room and this movie had us all laughing and groaning in sympathetic pain.  It had us hook line and sinker. 

The story was good and a pretty unique take on your general horror movie fare.  It doesn't seem that original at first (group of kids going on a road trip to a cabin) but quickly becomes very intriguing. 

The cast are amazing.  The people in the "lab" are great.  Thor does a pretty good job.  The red head (Kristen Connelly) was scortching hot.  The stoner guy was the perfect comic relief.  There is even a cameo at the end that was excellent.  Slasher films aren't known for their acting but this one is very good. 

Overall, it was a great movie that everyone in the room enjoyed a great deal.  We were doing a double feature and were really worried that the movie that followed it would be a massive let down in comparison.  I say the movie is probably okay for 13+, but only for horror fans as the film can be satirical to the genre and some jokes can be missed.  If you like horror movies, you should get a pretty good kick out of this one.  I give it 5 out of 5 slashes. 

Have you seen it?  What did you think?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I agree! It was a brilliant twist of a movie and hilarious to boot. I recently re-watched it and laughed from start to finish. The ending is still what I would call 'bat-shit crazy.'

Pat Tillett said...

hey Budd! I'm not going to be able to post for a couple of weeks. you can take my name off the linky list if you want, but I'll try to get a halloween post up for it.

DEZMOND said...

I'd probably never visit a wood after watching this one :)

Marlene Detierro said...

Saw it earlier today. Brilliant. One of the best (and funniest) horror movies I have seen in ages.

Marlene Detierro (Parts Hummer)