Cabin In The Woods

The Cabin in the Woods

Drew Goddard (2010)

91min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Five friends on a forest retreat uncover an ancient conspiracy in this enterprising directorial debut from Drew Goddard (writer of Lost and Cloverfield) and producer Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). It's a witty deconstruction of fantasy genres in the post-modern Scream vein and a weirdly wonderful twist on the whole Evil Dead scenario that ensures continual surprises. Once past the halfway mark - annotated by a sudden trip into Japanese ghost territory - the unpredictable story gets even wilder. No shocker stone is left unturned, as creatures from our collective worst nightmares are invoked for unparalleled monster mayhem, leading to a daringly nihilistic Lovecraftian finale. The disparate elements are cemented together by a blackly comic script, some sly performances (from a cast including Richard Jenkins and Thor's Chris Hemsworth), a bravura last-minute cameo and a game-changing directorial vision. A remarkable and genuinely captivating original.

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Cast & Crew

Dana Kristen Connolly
Curt Chris Hemsworth
Jules Anna Hutchison
Marty Fran Kranz
Holden Jesse Williams
Sitterson Richard Jenkins
Hadley Bradley Whitford
Truman Brian White
The Director Sigourney Weaver
Lin Amy Acker
Mordecai Tim De Zarn
Patience Buckner Jodelle Ferland
Director Drew Goddard
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse, a sex scene, brief nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 13 Apr 2012
Drama