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: April 13, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2012
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Critic Score: 92% 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.

Eric Kohn

Ranks among one of the most wryly self-aware works of American pop culture entertainment in years.

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Christopher Kelly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

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

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Sarah Marrs

Whatever you think it is, it's not that. It's better.

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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

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

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Brooke Corso
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)

Drew Goddard may have intended his film as a postmodern discourse on fear, free will, and corporate religion, but instead he serves up a ridiculously campy hodgepodge of horror classics and nihilistic violence.

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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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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The Cabin in the Woods will get you thinking about what it means to watch a horror movie, but it's not just a mischievous exercise in post-modern cleverness, it's also a giddily funny, gulpingly scary, enormously entertaining thrill ride.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Dean King
A decent twist to the old creepy cabin in the woods genre. It led to an unusual feel to the film though, it wasn't like watching a slasher film as you know… More
Wildaly M
This was quite a pleasant surprise. Loved the characters and the ending.
Carlos Magalhães
In times of reality shows, this type of meta-film is such a brilliant idea, an incredibly smart and thought-provoking commentary that plays with the conventions… 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
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