The Cabin in the Woods

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"You think you know the story."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 7.0  (441,775)
  • 72

The Cabin in the Woods is a 2011 horror-comedy movie directed by Drew Goddard and produced by Joss Whedon. The movie stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, and Jesse Williams. The story is about five college students who decide to spend their weekend in a remote cabin in the woods. The students include Dana (Kristen Connolly), Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Marty (Fran Kranz), and Holden (Jesse Williams). They plan to have a fun-filled weekend with partying, swimming, and exploring the nearby woods. However, things take a sinister turn when they discover a basement full of strange artifacts and decide to play one of the mysterious games they find there.

As they play the game, they trigger a series of events that cause the cabin to come alive and unleash all kinds of unspeakable horrors upon them. Soon, they find themselves fighting for their lives as they try to outsmart the evil powers at play and unravel the dark secrets of the cabin in the woods.

One of the strengths of The Cabin in the Woods is its ability to blend horror and comedy seamlessly. The movie is terrifying enough to give viewers goosebumps but also incorporates enough humor to keep the tone light and entertaining. The humor comes from the interactions between the characters, particularly Marty, who provides a lot of the movie's laugh-out-loud moments.

Another strength of the movie is its unique twist on the typical horror movie plot. Instead of following the same old formula of a group of teens getting killed one-by-one by a psychopath, The Cabin in the Woods takes a more creative approach. It cleverly subverts horror movie conventions and comes up with a plot that is not only unpredictable but also a lot of fun to watch.

The movie is well-directed, with some impressive camera work and special effects that are both gruesome and realistic. There are several nail-biting scenes that keep the audience on the edge of their seats, as the characters struggle to survive in the face of seemingly insurmountable evil.

The cast is also a major highlight of the movie. Kristen Connolly does an excellent job as Dana, the intelligent and resourceful protagonist who tries to keep her friends alive. Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchison provide great support as the good-looking, party-loving couple Curt and Jules, while Fran Kranz steals the show as the stoner Marty.

Overall, The Cabin in the Woods is a must-watch for horror fans who are tired of the same old slasher movies. It's a smart, funny, and genuinely scary horror-comedy that will delight audiences and leave them wondering what will happen next. The movie has become a cult classic and rightly so – it's a fresh and unforgettable addition to the horror genre.

The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 72.

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  • Release Date
    2012
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 45 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (441,775)
  • Metascore
    72