Cabin in the Woods was one of my most anticipated films of the year, I was sold just by the fact that Joss Whedon was directing (Browncoats gotta stick together). I was expecting something fun, not really scary and for there to be some sort of twist. For the first time in a long time, my expectations for a film were just blown out of the water.
When Whedon is involved on a project, you can pretty much guarantee hilarity will ensue. Cabin in the Woods did not disappoint in the humor division. With the perfect set up (Evil Dead cabin, anyone?) and fantastic casting (Thor. and the red head with the perfect horror movie face) the film started out being very aware itself. Within the first five minutes I was literally laughing out loud, just with the opening title. Cabin managed to point out every single cliche in the book when it comes to horror movies, and I loved it. It features every single archetype that we’re used to and makes a point to show how ridiculous the five person rule is. Up until the last minute, the movie is hilarious. There’s no doubt that any horror fan will enjoy the pokes it makes at the classics.
With gore and guts out the wazoo, it really took everything to a new level. We’re all used to a certain amount of blood in horror films, but if you’re anything like me, you’re always wanting more. I finally had my blood lust filled by the end of Cabin. Just when you stop thinking there can be any more, they unleash every single horror movie monster-into the same room. For the last ten(ish) minutes of the film my jaw was open, with a huge grin on my face. I cannot think of a single movie that has given me that joy.
All in all, thank you Joss Whedon for giving us a movie where all of our dreams come true.
I have nothing to complain about here.