Movies Hate You Too writes:
Having reasonable expectations is important going into any film. That theory is especially important when seeing a horror film and it’s not an easy theory to put into practice. For every Alien or John Carpenter’s The Thing you have a dozen horror films that are on par with The Exoricst II: The Heretic. That’s just the nature of the beast; most horror movies don’t hold up well to much scrutiny. In short, good horror films are hard to come by and while The Cabin in the Woods isn’t an elite horror movie it succeeds where many others fail… its actually very entertaining.