The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 18, 2012
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Critic Score
91%
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User Score
73%



Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Cabin in the Woods is an astonishing meta-feat, capable of being funny, strange, and scary -- frequently all at the same time.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

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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Tom Charity
CNN.com

One of the best movies of 2012 so far, in any genre.

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Chris Knight
National Post

If The Cabin in the Woods were a meal, it would consist of 90 minutes of studying a well-written menu, and then ordering the cream pie, which arrives in your face. Sweet, sweet release.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

In order to subvert any popular form, entertainment first has to work on its own terms. Goddard and Whedon are too busy geeking out to bother with those requirements.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

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 and winking but never losing momentum.

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Michael Smith
Tulsa World

Horror films are supposed to be scary, but not very smart. The Cabin in the Woods is both. It's about as clever as you can imagine a film of this type being that is also this wicked and this brutal.

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Christopher Kelly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

The setup is intriguing but the balance feels off. Goddard and Whedon overplay the winking postmodernism.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

And you thought you were just headed for a weekend getaway.

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Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald

It sounds like the oldest horror story in the book but from the first scene of The Cabin in the Woods it's clear that the director, Drew Goddard, and his co-writer, Joss Whedon, are bent on turning the formula upside down.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Matt Goodman
Very clever
Film Crazy
You think its one particular genre and then bam hits you with stuff you weren't expecting! I love Joss Whedon and you definitely know its Whedon, it is… More
Wildaly M
This was quite a pleasant surprise. Loved the characters and the ending.
Curtis Lilly
This movie was perfect. Such a creative story! Every time something awesome was happening, I kept hoping against hope it was going where I wanted it to. And it… More
xGary Xx
FIve college kids go to a remote cabin to party but find themselves the rats in a maze constructed by a mysterious group intent on their gruesome demises. The… More
Josh Morris
The Cabin in the Woods is the freshest and most original take on the classic horror movie in recent memory, remarkable considering that it trades in and… More