Cast: Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Kristen Connolly (A Good Marriage), Anna Hutchison (Splitting Image)
Director: Drew Goddard (The Good Place, Bad Times at the El Royale)
Screenwriter: Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron) Drew Goddard (The Martian, World War Z)
Five college students head to a cabin in the woods for a little harmless recreation, only to discover that the fun and games will mean them fighting for their lives.
Curt (Chris Hemsworth) has a cousin who has just bought a cabin and invited him to pay a visit with his college chums.
An opportunity not to turn down, so Curt and four of his friends jump in a camper van and head to the woods.
The cabin is decrepit, leading you to think why on earth would anyone buy it?! And it doesn’t take long for these bright young students to figure out that all may not be what it seems either.
The evening draws in, the beers are rolling and an innocent game of truth or dare commences.
It’s shy Dana’s turn (Kristen Connolly) who reluctantly takes a dare to head down to the basement. Oh no! I hear the audience cry!
Yep you’re right, uncovering the curious objects stored in the cellar will unleash a whole lot of trouble for the five … question is… will they get out alive?!!
What happens in The Cabin in the Woods is most unexpected, and I mean that in the most positive way.
It is produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, who is strongly associated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and let’s not forget Buffy the Vampire. So we know story wise we are going to treated to something original and we are!
It plays enough of a homage to treat you to that nostalgic 70s/80s horror but also delivers as a contemporary intelligent script that will satisfy a modern audience.
Comedy wise, not sure I would necessarily categorise it as that, but horror wise it really ticked the box!
Words: Claire Bueno
|Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes||Year: 2012||Genre: Comedy, Horror||Streaming Service: Netflix UK,|