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The Cabin In The Woods (2012)

by  |  May 14th, 2012  |  Horror  |  1 Comment

I first discovered Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) when I was a teenager, having watched Buffy The Vampire Slayer for the first time!

Since then I have rather enjoyed Mr. Whedon’s work on such Movies and TV series as,  Angel, with David Boreanaz (Bones), Firefly, with Nathan Fillion (Castle), Serenity (2005), with Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) Dollhouse, with Fran Kranz (Don’t Fade Away).

And speaking of Fran Kranz… I just saw a movie that Fran Kranz did that Joss Whedon wrote called, The Cabin In The Woods (2012):

Written by: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard (Lost) and Directed by: Drew Goddard. Starring: Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers), Kristen Connolly (The Good Wife), Fran Kranz, Anna Hutchison (Go Girls), Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Amy Acker (Angel), Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) and Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under).

This movie which was filmed in 2009 but released only about a week or so ago, tells the story of a group of friends by the name of Dana (Connolly), Curt (Hemsworth), Jules (Hutchison), Marty (Kranz), and Holden (Williams), who unbeknowst to them have been lured up to a cabin in the middle of nowhere for the weekend.

Now of course they think they are going to the cabin of their own accord.  But as soon as they get there things start looking weirder and weirder, with such stuff as, a painting of a mass slaughter, a two way mirror, etc…

You see it turns out that there is an organization that has lured these friends up to this cabin for their nefarious reasons.  And if they want to survive this weekend, are going to have to figure out what truly is behind, ‘the cabin in the woods’!

Curt (Hemsworth), Jules (Hutchison) and Marty (Kranz) as they start to discover the really weird stuff!

Now  another interesting thing that I thought that I would mention about this movie, is that originally the studio had wanted to release this movie and had actually postponed the release date of the movie to make it 3D  (despite the objections of the Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard). Ultimately the movie released in it’s 2D format.

The last thing that I thought that I would mention is how this movie seemed geared toward being a sort of modern day Grind House movie!

So if your looking for a fun horror movie to really sink your teeth in to, then I recommend this one! It is a fun one!

Nathan Strack


Nathan Strack is a Writer/Director/Filmmaker & Owner/Founder of: Hell In Space, Strack Web Design Service & Strack Store.


  1. Veritas

    March 24th, 2013at 10:03 PM(#)

    This movie sucked. It presents style as an alternative to dialog, plot, and realism. Style being defined by the producers as blacking out most of the film and making the dialogue inaudible, perhaps not a terrible thing in this case.

    While the premise is excellent the follow through is handled like that of a Pepsi commercial. Don’t waste your time with this loser. You could be having a root canal or having an ingrown toe nail pulled out.

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