Monday, April 16, 2012

Not Your Grandma's Horror Story

The best thing about The Cabin in the Woods is the end because it pretty much forecloses any sequel.  And I don't mean to imply that it's a bad movie, because it's not.  In fact, it has a fairly novel premise, so making a bunch of sequels would just muck it all up.  The second best thing about the movie is that the systematic knocking off of the five young adults who find themselves in the spooky cabin in the woods is really besides the point.  The real story is who or what is orchestrating the whole thing and why.  In fact, you could probably get a really good buzz going if you took a shot every time the word "puppet" is mentioned in this movie. However, if you're a diehard horror fan, you're probably going to be disappointed.  To me the movie was more like a mash-up of The Breakfast Club, Scream, and a heavy dose of the X-Files.  I was entertained, but my mind wasn't blown as much as I expected it to be.  Though I will give Joss Whedon some dap for keeping it classy and not killing off the black guy first.

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