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Joss Whedon's awaited horror flick finally has a trailer. Directed by Drew Goddard.



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I have my doubts with the cliche teen/twentysomething horror in the woods but this actually looks interesting, count me in.

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Well, I feel stupid for judging that based on the beginning of the trailer.
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Wow. Count me in!

Bonus points for the music. Poppy, happy M83 then it hits you in the face with Marilyn ****ing Manson. Yeaaah!

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Its a heck of a trailer, thats for sure.

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wow, with all the countless "cabin in the woods" movies, maybe finally something that hasn't actually been before. looks promising.
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Dark secret: I think I'm more intrigued by this than The Avengers...

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Wow. Count me in!

Bonus points for the music. Poppy, happy M83 then it hits you in the face with Marilyn ****ing Manson. Yeaaah!

that's The Naked and Famous - Young Blood
but M83 - Midnight City probably would have been a cooler pick!

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that's The Naked and Famous - Young Blood
but M83 - Midnight City probably would have been a cooler pick!

Ah thank you! Dug the sound - I'll check them out.

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Ah thank you! Dug the sound - I'll check them out.

it was used during the delivery scene on Chuck

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The imdb summary of this movie is hilarious. "Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen."
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From this month's issue of Total Film:

Total Film caught up with Joss Whedon recently to talk about The Cabin In The Woods, the genre-hacking, invention-spewing horror that he produced and co-wrote.

Keen to get some insight into the thinking behind it, we asked Whedon about the inspiration behind Cabin.

It's basically a very loving hate letter, he told us.

On some level it was completely a lark, me and Drew [Goddard, director] trying to figure out what the most fun we could have would be. On another level it's a serious critique of what we love and what we don't about horror movies.

On his own genre passion, he added, I love being scared. I love that mixture of thrill, of horror, that objectification/identification thing of wanting definitely for the people to be alright but at the same time hoping they'll go somewhere dark and face something awful.

And on the things he hates about lame horror, Whedon said: The things that I don't like are kids acting like idiots, the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances. Drew and I both felt that the pendulum had sung a little too far in that direction.

The Cabin In The Woods opens on 13 April 2012.

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"...the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances. Drew and I both felt that the pendulum had sung a little too far in that direction.

The Cabin In The Woods opens on 13 April 2012. [/i]

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Reviews have been great so far and mostly everyone at SXSW loved it.

Trying to avoid it now until I sit my ass in the theater.

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Another promising movie. This year is shaping up VERY well and hopefully delivers.

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Wow. Count me in!

Bonus points for the music. Poppy, happy M83 then it hits you in the face with Marilyn ****ing Manson. Yeaaah!

LOL I noticed too. And for once, Marilyn Manson's "I Put A Spell On You" cover seems to be a clever choice in regards to the film itself.

At the beginning I thought 'oh no not another stupid-group-of-teens-getting-slashed-one-by-one flick' and then.......
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Ed douglas and Ryan turek gave it 9/10 & 10/10 flawless victory. This could be the best horror flick since the Descent.
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Saw it last night.

It was definitely an interesting take on a by the numbers horror movie, but it was by no means a 10/10, or even a 9/10.

It was entertaining, funny, and the dialogue was refreshing in some parts,but it was just merely pretty good when it honestly could have been great. I was hoping for a MUCH better wizard behind the curtain, but was a bit disappointed towards the end.

It's definitely worth a watch, and it gives the horror genre a much needed shot in the arm. However, it still seemed like a wasted opportunity with the beginnings of a great idea. I'd love to see this expounded upon with a more satisfying endgame.

There was one part about the end that made me want to stand up and cheer though.

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There's no possible way this movie can live up to hype for me....but I'm going at midnight anyway.

PLEASE Horror Gods, let this be great.

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Just saw it. Very enjoyable film! Will get on bd when it comes out

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Couldn't fall asleep after the movie and will probably have to prop my head up on some books at work today.

Totally worth it!

They take the horror genre, chew it up, spit it in your face and laugh. Any horror fan will laugh along with them most of the ride.

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lordcloud asked for a much better wizard behind the curtain. If Weaver was the "the director" were the evil Gods "the producers"? Or the studios? The sacrifice was to complete a cookie cutter genre flick that the greedy, clueless, evil studios want once a year. I couldn't ask for a more fitting wizard. I am delirious at this point and probably looking to deep into it.


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Thanks for sharing wizzack, I'll try to check it out Sat.

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Thanks for sharing wizzack, I'll try to check it out Sat.

I bet you dig this one GK.

Was thinking about it more and

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I guess the ancient Gods could be Hollywood or represent the genre. "The Fool" kept talking about how society needed to be taken down and be rebuilt. What him and "The Virgin" did was stop the cycle of cliche horror movies. The genre needs to be destroyed and rebuilt. Enough is enough!


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Saw it last night and thought it was simply fantastic. Will rewatch again soon.
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Really, really enjoyed this film. Inventive, funny, and absolutely loaded.

Love, love, LOVE, the fact that Whedon and Goddard told a complete, self contained tale, when lesser film makers would have taken the ideas and portioned them out to create endless sequels.

9/10 for me...

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I bet you dig this one GK.

Was thinking about it more and

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I wasn't specific enough I think. I was speaking less about an actual person, and more about the reason behind it all.

I love love looooooooooooooved the person you speak of. I was grinning like a baby with a set of keys.

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Saw it with my 14 year old daughter and we both loved it. I hadn't thought of the allegory raised by wizzack but agree that you could certainly draw that conclusion.

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Don't wait on the Blu-ray. Just go out and see it. It's not perfect, and the tying of the ribbons together at the very end was a little bit of a letdown, but the very last shot is hilarious.

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The movie is fun. I enjoyed it, but I also felt it was pretty overhyped, even though I did everything possible to avoid spoilers.

I didn't care for the ending, which seems to me to be a hastily-rewritten cop-out.

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The movie hints on several occasions that the girl Dana is not actually a virgin, and least once once that Marty is. This seems like the set-up for a last-minute twist that she's actually the "Fool" and he's the "Virgin," and that he will have to kill her to save the world.

If that had happened, it would have also put him in the position of having to take over and become the puppetmaster to save the world again every year. Obvious sequel potential there.

I didn't buy their "Yeah, well, the world needs a change" schtick. They both know that if they don't do anything, they're going to die anyway. Why do they suddenly want the whole human race to be exterminated with them? That comes from out of nowhere, and feels like Whedon and Goddard decided to tack on a nihilistic ending just to for the sake of it, because they thought that would be "edgy" or something.

A better nihilistic ending would be if Dana killed Marty, yet failed to save the world (because their roles were backwards) and the old gods came anyway. That would have been more consistent with their characters.

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My wife took me to see this last night. I enjoyed some of it but ended up being somewhat let down. I thought the concept was brilliant and a fantastic dose of originality to the Hollywood horror arm. The problem I had was it was packaged as a horror movie but comes off closer to a Tucker and Dale esq flick with less humor. I either wanted to laugh more or have more scare factor but felt I dangled somewhere between. The third act was exceptional and probably saved it for me but I still thought that given the concept they could have really done something more impressive. I give it 3 stars.

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