OtterBox Goes to the Movies: Cabin in the Woods
Go see Cabin in the Woods right now. That is all. I don’t say that often but seriously, if you see one movie this quarter, let it be this one. Writer and producer, Joss Whedon ̶ mastermind behind such genre bending classics as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog – is at his best here delivering a story so utterly unexpected it’s difficult to write about without spoiling. Needless to say it’s one of the most imaginative, intelligent, and fun horror flicks to be released in years. The film is perfectly cast for its style of humor and expertly parodies the genre with hilariously self-aware references to classic slasher movies. The premise starts off as any B-level horror film does, five super attractive, stereotypical college students head off to a cabin for a weekend of debauchery. Intercut scenes of a 1950s style, soviet-era laboratory where two bored scientists seem to be preparing for another day on the job. How will the stories collide? We don’t know yet, so back to the drunk college kids. They unpack, take a swim, open the keg and are about to settle in for the night when the weird stuff starts to happen. Who hasn’t seen this coming? YOU HAVEN’T! THAT’S WHO! I can’t say much more without ruining everything but when the blood starts flowing and the end seems near, the story twists, turns and twists again bringing you into the most unexpected, completely satisfying third act you’ve ever seen. It’s funny and scary and delivers on every expectation you might have. If you’re a fan of Joss Whedon (and you should be) or just in the mood for good old fashioned, cinematic fun (and who isn’t?) then go right now, take everyone you know, and see Cabin in the Woods.
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