Friday, September 21, 2012

The Cabin In The Woods

The symbols are clues

This review will be short.  Not because I don't have a lot to say about the movie, but because I don't want to spoil it. 
"The Cabin In The Woods" is simultaneously the greatest homage and indictment of horror movies.  Until this movie I wouldn't have thought it possible to celebrate a genre, while pointing out it's flaws. Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard pull it off with amazing results though.  Part of the fun of this movie is watching it again (and again) looking for the references to other horror movies. 

My only complaint is that the nature of the story doesn't allow you tell very much without spoiling the movie.  I've watched a fair share of horror movies, and I didn't see this twist coming.  The same way "Scream" was a breath of fresh air in the 90's, this movie really changes how you look at horror movies. 

Go watch this tonight, and then watch it again once you know the secret.   You will not be disappointed. 

I want this job.