Friday, October 5, 2012
The Cabin in the Woods
But is it? Absolutely. The fact that Goddard and Whedon take every horror movie cliche and give it a new variation makes it all the more fun to watch. (It also got me more intrigued to venture into the mind of Whedon.)
Of course most recent horror movies have the typical stock characters: the slut, the jock, the brainiac, the party animal and the virgin. Well, so does The Cabin in the Woods, but Goddard and Whedon just overplay that to the point where it becomes a perfect parody.
Seriously, I just love the script. You just don't see that much cleverness in movies nowadays. Honestly, more horror movie directors need to take note of (and maybe surrender to) the genius that is Joss Whedon. (Yes, I will be watching more of his stuff in the near future.)
Okay, to sum things up, I pretty much loved The Cabin in the Woods. And I have to admit, Goddard and Whedon have some pretty dark minds. (Is Buffy the Vampire Slayer anyway like this?) Seriously, it's fantastic though.
My Rating: *****