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Submitted by alycakes 773d ago | review

The Playlist SXSW '12 Review: Cabin in the Woods

Almost no genre (bar perhaps the romantic-comedy) revolves around formula as heavily as the horror film. Obviously there are sub-categories: the haunted-house film, the zombie flick, the vampire movie. But a disproportionate amount of them involves a group of horny teens going to a remote location, taking off clothes, making stupid decisions, and getting picked off one by one, whether by a man in a mask, or by some kind of supernatural creature or force. So on hearing the title, and indeed basic premise, of "The Cabin In The Woods," it's hard not to be a little downhearted. Is this the same old cheapo horror flick we've seen dozens, if not hundreds of times?

But you should not be worried. Because in the hands of co-writer/producer Joss Whedon, creator of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" (and director of this summer's "The Avengers"), and debut director Drew Goddard, who penned "Cloverfield," "The Cabin In The Woods" is something very different: a neat subversion and celeb... (Cinema, The Cabin In The Woods) B+/A

alycakes  +   774d ago
I can't wait to see this.

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