The Cabin in the Woods
Evie Totty: “It was ok.”
It has more laughs than scares. I did have a couple of 'holy shit' moments. Was just left... wanting more. I did get a new phrase out of it though. Husband bulge, so that's a good thing.
Samir Mehta: “It ruled.”
Maybe the best, smartest horror film I've seen in years. It's not as SCARY as the Descent or other recent classics, but it's rich in comedy, dialogue, and commentary. Whedon's best movie.
Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
A smart horror film, more meta-textual than Scream, part commenting on and part spoofing the genre. The characters and the setup and even the title are deliberately archetypal, but certain plot twists that derail the story off of its well-defined track are what make the movie really crackle. The Whedon-esque humor helps a bunch, too. It's very gory if that's a turnoff, but otherwise I'd recommend this to people who usually skip horror movies.
In making its implications about not just the horror genre but all fiction in which characters are killed off according to certain moral traditions, the movie has unexpectedly profound things to say about all human storytelling, and the roots of moral codes in civilization. This would have been a great Movie of the Month.
Scott Hardie: more by Scott
Erik Bates: “It ruled.”
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