Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Movie Blog #31 Cabin in the Woods

You know this is Halloween and I have decided to save the best for last. This time I bring you the movie Cabin in the woods. I had been wanting this movie to come out for a long time. It may have never happened if it wasn't for a little movie success called The Avengers. Now we have it in all the vaunted glory!
Well we are following two concurrent events in cabin in the woods. The first is a group of technicians that appear to be behind a terrible plot of haunting and killing people in a strange pagan sacrifice. The other is a group of horney college kids on their way to a cabin to spend some time together. They accidentally set lose a terrible evil bent on killing them all. Will they survive the horror that awaits them?
The first thing I want to say is that this has all the traditional features of any horror movie and that is exactly the point of the film. I will try and not totally blow it for you as the twist is actually something that makes this movie unique in the horror genre. The characters are the traditional ones you would find normally and then they are not the traditional souls you would find. I will leave it there. One of the cool features early on is the stoner's bong at the beginning of the film you will see what I need.
The Imagination it took to craft this story really shows much like with other projects by this vaunted Buffy Lord. You will have fun looking at the variety and craftsmanship of the evils in store for our odd heroes. The last of this will satisfy all horror fans for many years to come.
Ok the last part of this is the humor involved. This is still a horror movie but much like Evil Dead it does harness elements of comedy while retaining its horror roots (unlike Child's play). You will chuckle here and there yet still be scared for the heroes and worry as to weather they will live or die. What side you root for will depend on your feelings oversll.
The only issue I have with this film is the ending. I am a bit miffed at it. And for many who have asked there will be no more Cabin in the Woods 2! I mean really watch the film and if you are still wanting a sequel watch it again so you know this is it.

Creep Factor - 7/10
Entertainment Factor - 9/10
Scare Factor - 6/10

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