The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods

Blu-ray Disc - 2012
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A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing and sometimes even controlling every move the terrified kids make. Do they have any chance of escape?
Publisher: [United States] : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2012
Edition: Blu-ray ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ausnos
Sep 15, 2017

I liked it!

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JihadiConservative
Mar 29, 2017

Wow. That was possible the most original movie I have ever seen. This movie spoofs on every modern day horror movie cliche while paying homage to every single horror movie every made. The first act of this film goes like classic horror; 5 college kids party in a cabin. Second act; shit goes down, all slasher style. But the third act....The third act is unlike we have ever seen before. It went from horror movie trope to a original horror tour de force. Although it has many flaws, The Cabin in the Woods is an astonishing meta-feat, capable of being funny, strange, brilliant and scary -- frequently all at the same time.

This is why this film is amazing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGz2xdQa1ho

This one of Joss Whedon's best work to date. If you like horror films and are disappointed by today's shitty horror movies, then watch this film.

SaraLovesBooks Dec 05, 2016

This movie is one of the finest examples of satire I have ever seen. It took all of the typical conventions of the slasher film: the slut, the virgin, the stoner, the jock, and the nerd going to the aforementioned cabin in the woods, and turns them on their head. Along the way, it also makes biting statements about the human condition. Fans of slasher films will enjoy this film, as it does contain all of the tropes of slasher films, but I think it will also surprise slasher fans in what it does with them. There are many scenes of graphic gore and violence that are played for laughs in a surprising way. All in all, this movie is one of my all-time favorite horror films.

LibrarianShelbi Nov 03, 2016

The setup is an old chestnut: a group of archetypal college students on break (the nerd, the virgin, the stoner, etc.) spend a weekend in an isolated cabin where things are not what they seem. What happens in the rest of the movie contains too many spoilers to mention, but suffice it to say that the bloody mayhem and the many, many twists and turns of the plot are devilishly creative. Though the film seems drug-addled and self-possessed beyond its scares, the choice appears to be deliberate: the filmmakers are less interested in providing a slow buildup to their frights than in splattering the clichés of the form in funny, spirited ways.

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gypsytwilight
Mar 04, 2016

Meta-style horror movie. Not scary but incredibly enjoyable to watch.

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Adelheid
Nov 11, 2015

Is OK if you like Gore and more Gore, if possible to give less than 1* I would,

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G__litch
Sep 09, 2015

This is a spoof of horror films and it's pretty hilarious!

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blaquer
Aug 19, 2015

This comedic homage to the horror genre is genius. Every stupid thing you've ever seen in a horror movie is explained hilariously.

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McHootyFace
Aug 11, 2015

A very funny movie. As a horror buff, I really enjoyed all the nods to the different kinds of horror (slashers, ghosts, Hellraiser...) without taking any of them too seriously. As with most Joss Whedon movies/tv shows, the dialog is fast paced, witty, and often sassy. A bit gorey, but not really scary, so don't watch this if you want to take something seriously.

papajim13 Jun 13, 2015

One of the worst movies in 2015! This movie is not worth watching FREE! What a waste of time watching this one!

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Violence: Yes, The kids do get knocked off.

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Coarse Language: Plenty of it.

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Other: Outlandish

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Near the end

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Sexual Content: yes, college horny students.

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aaa5756 Mar 09, 2013

“It’s fun to be a vampire. You sleep all day and party all night.”
The lost boys

mrsgail5756 Mar 07, 2013

“A joke is a very serious thing.” -Winston Churchill

mrsgail5756 Mar 07, 2013

“Getting old is wonderful, when you consider the alternative.” -Anonymous

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Monolith
Nov 22, 2012

Marty: "Good work, zombie arm."

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Monolith
Nov 22, 2012

Mordecai: "Cleanse them. Cleanse the world of their ignorance and sin. Bathe them in the crimson of -- am I on speakerphone?" Hadley: "No, no of course not." Mordecai: "Yes I am. I can hear the echo. Take me off. Now." Hadley: "Okay, sorry." Mordecai: "I'm not kidding. It's rude. I don't know who's in the room."

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Aug 24, 2013

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Thorinbear99 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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