October 29, 2012

The 31 Days of Horror, Day Twenty-Nine- The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Why are we watching this new movie when there are so many awesome classics that we haven't even seen yet this season? Well, the answer is simple; this movie may be new, but it too is an awesome classic in its own right.

Cabin in the Woods is one of those movies that just makes you smile; it's clever and different, and just self-aware enough that it works perfectly. It's got scares, laughs, homages to spare, and it ends in a way that makes us wish more horror flicks and their creators would pay attention to what it is that makes a good movie work.

Some of these guys look pretty familiar, although this is the first time I'm noticing the Klan guys... how appropriately controversial!

It would truly be a shame to spoil the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, and so we won't. What we will say is that if you are looking for a fun horror flick that turns the "A group of friends head into the woods for a weekend of partying..." byline on its head, inside out, and then eviscerates it, this is a movie you will want to check out.

This will be one of the best, if the the best movie of the year once everyone's year end lists start popping up in late December. It definitely will be one of ours.

Now, we're off to re-watch the Blu-ray special features.

Own it now to see who wins!


  1. Ranks as one of my all time favourites - regardless of genre.

  2. I loved Cabin in the Woods, it may well be the best horror movie in 2012 and some years before, too. And it's not even horror, it's better!
    And I really hate that I can't talk about the plot without spoiling it much, too :)
    I can say that the reversal of actor status was brilliant: the supporting characters were good known actors that added finesse to the entire thing, while the main actors were mainly unknowns.