The Cabin in the Woods Synopsis
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
By the time the ride is over, director Drew Goddard and co-writers Goddard and Joss Whedon will change course three or four times, nodding...
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By Ian Buckwalter
A horror-movie attic sale is, in essence, exactly what Cabin in the Woods is, an attempt to exorcise the genre of its formulaic possession...
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Cabin in the Woods does what "Scream" only halfway managed, which was to find something new by looking back at the familiar - and at least...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cabin is a deliciously devious scare dance that keeps changing the steps until you lose your shit and fall helplessly into its demonic...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Not all of the twists work, but most are self-knowing enough to keep you guessing until its (literally) groundbreaking conclusion.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie balances nicely on the edge of meta-horror, with characters breaking free of their assigned roles (in more ways than one) and...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are particularly funny in their middle-management roles.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The initial brilliance of the premise is eventually dulled by illogic, the whole thing proves unmanageable and the filmmakers unmanage...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie's biggest surprise may be that the story we think we know from modern scary cinema - that horror is a fun, cosmic game, not much...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Effects work is slick, and Goddard keeps his foot on the accelerator with help from David Julyan's suspense-building score. It's just too...
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Holy Crap! I'm giddy after seeing this.

By alacran79
::stands up:: I'm ******** and I'm a jaded horror fan. Good, we got that out of the way. So, where to start...cuz I really f&*^ing loved this flick. I do not easily heap praise on horror films...

Great Horror Movie!

By tresal3
Finally something that isn't the same horror movie you see over and over and over and .... well you get it. It starts off the way you think it should, I mean nowadays the preview tells you the whole...

May look familiar...until you look closer. Besides, Thor's in it!

By davidmello
This was supposed to open more than two years ago, but was held up by MGM's finanical probelms, and a short-lived bid to convert it to 3-D. Still, The Cabin in the Woods is worth waiting for because...

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By leopardtraxDJ
This was so much fun to watch. I was afraid that by seeing the preview that there wouldn't be any thing left. Boy was I wrong. I took my daughter and her boyfriend with me and really enjoyed it. ...

Cabin In The Twilight Zone

By Darkola
I am going to recommnend this movie because it has an original story, if your expecting your regular horror/slasher flick with a group of college kids out in the middle of nowhere, then you are...

Quench Your Thirst

By Reel Reviewer
Arguably the single most creative and ingenius movie I've seen since "Inception." Nothing like what I expected and yet it quenched a thirst I didn't even realize I had: the need for the next step in...

The most laugh out loud...scary movie I've ever seen!

By GreenLantern93555
Wanted to see this mainly because of Joss Whedon writing and Chris Hemsworth starring, but I have to say, it very may well be the best movie these two are involved in this year mainly because the...

Edgy Movie!!!

By patrickshannon
This movie will completely mess with your mind, almost like the Matrix, in a weird way. This has sci-fi, thriller, horror and if you can believe, it has humor in it also. I would definately...

Clever, Shys Away From Some Scares

By npr1000
The concept is incredibly witty and shows a lot or promise...and opens the door to a lot of unanswered questions. Also, due to the dual-world aspect, some of the scares in the Cabin world are...


By movieman07017
This movie wasn't bad, wasn't great, but wasn't bad It had it's share of gore and humor, but the story, well, it's definitely not what you would expect. I have to admit, it did take a bizarre turn,...

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Rated R | For Strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Clever but very bloody deconstruction of horror movies.
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