Saturday, 14 April 2012

Movie Review: The Cabin in the Woods

This is probably going to be the weirdest review you've ever read because I'm going to tell you pretty much NOTHING about this movie.

Those of you that are on the bubble about seeing it, or are already planning to see it--Stay off Twitter. Stay off Facebook. Don't read ANYMORE reviews. Don't talk to friends who have seen it. Don't even watch the trailer again.
You NEED to walk into this movie knowing NOTHING.
I'd heard that from people who were able to attend advanced screenings and I didn't understand why. I GET IT NOW!
To hear about this movie secondhand will just completely mess you up. You won't understand its brilliance, it WON'T do the story justice and you'll be missing out on an amazing, fun, thrilling experience.

I promise you that this is like no other horror movie you've ever seen, and for you Whedon fans, this is PURE Joss at his absolute best.
This is like Hush x a million.

What I WILL tell you about the actual movie itself is this:

The cast is brilliant. I fell in love with Fran Kranz all over again.
Amy Acker is...well, She's frickin' Amy Acker! And I missed her and she's perfect in this movie.
Tom Lenk is and always will be adorable.

There IS gore, and lots of it. Cover your eyes for those parts if you have to, but don't let that deter you from seeing the movie!
And there are scares. Some great ones. ;)

And, in true Joss form, he pays homage to some of our favourite Joss moments. (At least that's what I'M reading into it). ;)

I went to see The Cabin in the Woods alone, and it was SO worth it. I don't think I'll ever look at horror movies the same again, and nothing, NOTHING will ever compare to The Cabin in the Woods.

And PLEASE, if you see it, tell me! I MUST talk about this movie with someone!! I'm DYING here! :P


  1. It's funny, witty, original, daring, and altogether, entertaining as hell. This movie gives me faith that Hollywood is actually willing to do something outside the box in the name of entertainment. Sadly though, within the next year we'll soon be getting Saw 400 coming to theaters. Nice review Christina.

    1. Thank you!
      See, what the world needs is more Joss Whedon. He's the answer to everything. ;)

  2. I have avoided anything creepy/horror for awhile because I just can't find the scare/creep in them lately... This sounds like it is worth it!

    1. It's SO different and SO worth seeing, Tiffany! I promise!

  3. +JMJ+

    I'm a firm believer in walking into movies knowing nothing (or next to nothing) about them and I'm very, very excited about Cabin in the Woods, so I stopped reading your post after your kind warning and will not read ANYTHING ELSE until I've seen this movie. Thanks! =)