Review: Cabin in the Woods

The biggest challenge in reviewing this movie is that I can not tell you dear readers too much about the movie for fear of completely ruining it for you. Cabin in the Woods  is the brainchild of geek god Joss Whedon and his frequent collaborator Drew Goddard, it is a film where they take the standard set up for a traditional horror movie and throw everything including the kitchen sink into it.

The movie follows five friends who decide to spend the weekend vacationing in a cabin in the middle of no where and as they devolve into the traditional characters seen in every horror flick they awaken an ancient evil that has a new modern update. What follows is a feast for horror lovers from fun and original scares to buckets of gore. The acting is top notch which is to be expected when you have a cast with the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Richard Jenkins.

The film examines the entire genre in a unique and original way and casts it into a brand new light. Despite it being a deconstruction of the genre there are plenty of loving references to classic genre works like; The Evil Dead, Hellraiser, Brazil, and Alien.  Being a Whedon project there is naturally no shortage of pop culture references and tongue-in-cheek humor to entertain people as well as likable well rounded characters. I wish I could say more about this movie but it would spoil the fun for those of you who have yet to see it, but let it be known it has one of the best climaxes I’ve ever seen in a movie ever.

My overall review: 10/10