The Cabin in the Woods, a 2012 horror film, features the extraordinary talents of Cloverfield (2008) write Josh Wheldon, who teamed up with the director to write this aberration of the typical horror flick. Featuring notable actors such as Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Anna Hutchison, and Fran Kranz, the film defies the odds.
It starts out just like any other horror story would. Five friends venture off into the woods to a remote vacation house. They all span that wide range of high-school stereotypes; the jock, the virgin, the nerdy guy, the stoner. Things come out of the dark to terrorize and eventually pick them all off one by one. Blah blah blah.
That’s where the typical horror movie ends, but this one is different. It doesn’t just veer off the map, it takes a nose-dive. What these five poor souls will soon realize is that the madness they’re experiencing is not only calculated by a group of scientists, but is something completely out of this world, and if things don’t go their way, the entire earth might have to pay.
Directed by Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods premiered at this years annual South by Southwestern festival in Austin, Texas to stellar reviews. Having finished production almost two years ago, during a management change, the films rights were just recently bought and the buzz around the film has been swirling. The film will be premiering for audiences across the country tomorrow, April 13th.