The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 horror film written and directed by Drew Goddard and if you’ve got the slightest knowledge about the plot of The Evil Dead then you should probably already know the story of The Cabin in the Woods. 5 teenagers in a cabin in the woods who get terrorized by a zombie redneck torture family. Except in The Cabin in the Woods, there’s more below the ground than there is above…
The Cabin in the Woods presents the brilliant idea that all horror films follow the same structure and that that structure is being assured by actual living people who operate in a government-run facility underground.
Behind The Cabin in the Woods‘s brilliant meta analysis on generic horror films must lie a clear base genre. Unfortunately, that genre is the product of a conflict between horror and comedy.
The story is a sightful deconstruction on the horror movies and does contain some moments of comedy, but the film ultimately decides to become a horror and therefore feels like an amazing script that could have been perfect.
The Cabin in the Woods is a highly creative and brilliantly concepted horror deconstruction that could’ve worked better as a comedy but decided to go full horror in it’s already far fetched plot. The directing is great and the acting is great for the characters involved.
If you’re a fan of horror films and you haven’t seen The Cabin in the Woods, watch it. If you’re not a great fan of horror films but you do like interesting films, watch it.
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