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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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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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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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post

Crazy, totally, and deliriously fun.

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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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Oliver Lyttelton
The Playlist

The target audience is clearly horror geeks with a clear knowledge of the genre and its cliches. But if you are one of those people, then you'll probably not enjoy a movie more this year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
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
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