• The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

The Cabin in the Woods

Release Date: April 13th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2012

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

When five college friends (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams) arrive at a remote forest cabin for a little vacation, little do they expect the horrors that await them. One by one, the youths fall victim to backwoods zombies, but there is another factor at play. Two scientists (Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford) are manipulating the ghoulish goings-on, but even as the body count rises, there is yet more at work than meets the eye.

Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White

Director: Drew Goddard

Genres: Dark comedy , Horror

Production Co: Mutant Enemy

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Cheeky, Love interest, 2010s, Murder, Girlfriend, Mystery, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Movieline

    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 in Whedon's world, the geeky ones are never first on the chopping block. show more

  • 90
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    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 by stuffing the movie full of its most overused and predictable elements - and then dumping them through clever skewering. show more

  • 50
    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 bad the movie is never much more than a hollow exercise in self-reflexive cleverness that's not nearly as ingenious as it seems to think. show more

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