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The Cabin in the Woods Reviews

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 9, 2016
Crazy, totally, and deliriously fun.
Oliver Lyttelton
The Playlist
September 27, 2015
The target audience is clearly horror geeks with a clear knowledge of the genre and its cliches. But if you are one of those people, then you'll probably not enjoy a movie more this year.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jon Lyus
HeyUGuys
September 27, 2015
Certainly one of my favourite films of the year so far and a must-see for anyone wanting to be genuinely shocked by the places a walk in a dark, dark wood can take you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times
September 27, 2015
Drew Goddard, with assistance from his cohort scenarist Joss Whedon, achieves an exemplary fusion of horror, humour and science-fiction while undermining genre conventions and audience expectations alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Oliver Pfeiffer
FILMINK (Australia)
September 27, 2015
[Whedon finds] an inventive way to subvert the genre with a re-twist of the dreaded knife of horror, and a very acute Big Brother eye.
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
September 27, 2015
Ranks among one of the most wryly self-aware works of American pop culture entertainment in years.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jason Gorber
TwitchFilm
September 27, 2015
I think you'll find that your visit to the genre-bending The Cabin In The Woods will prove to be one of the most unabashedly enjoyable trips in years. I hope you enjoy the ride.
Rob Carnevale
Indie London
September 27, 2015
The Cabin in the Woods will undoubtedly be one of the best horror-thrillers you'll see all year, as well as one of the best films. It will also standout as an all-time horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Emma Simmonds
The Arts Desk
September 27, 2015
This sassy, exhilarating monster mash will provide riotous entertainment for all but the faint-hearted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
September 27, 2015
This isn't just the funniest slasher movie I've ever seen. It's probably the slasher movie to end all others. There's no point in making another. Seriously, this film says everything there is to say about the genre.
Randall King
Winnipeg Free Press
September 27, 2015
Like most of the Scream movies, The Cabin in the Woods provokes chills of dread even as it hilariously deconstructs the horror movie sub-genre by sub-genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Renshaw
Salt Lake City Weekly
September 27, 2015
Do yourself a favor and go see it. Then, when talking about it with friends who haven't seen it ... shhhhhh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
TheHorrorShow
August 26, 2015
Clever enough to make you reconsider how you look at horror films. And a ton of fun, too.
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
October 6, 2014
The filmmakers are less interested in providing a slow buildup to their frights than in splattering the clichés of the form in funny, spirited ways.
Chris Knight
National Post
October 6, 2014
If The Cabin in the Woods were a meal, it would consist of 90 minutes of studying a well-written menu, and then ordering the cream pie, which arrives in your face. Sweet, sweet release.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
October 6, 2014
Horror films are supposed to be scary, but not very smart. The Cabin in the Woods is both. It's about as clever as you can imagine a film of this type being that is also this wicked and this brutal.
Top Critic
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
October 6, 2014
In order to subvert any popular form, entertainment first has to work on its own terms. Goddard and Whedon are too busy geeking out to bother with those requirements.
Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald
October 6, 2014
It sounds like the oldest horror story in the book but from the first scene of The Cabin in the Woods it's clear that the director, Drew Goddard, and his co-writer, Joss Whedon, are bent on turning the formula upside down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
October 6, 2014
Let's just say that if you trust in all things Joss Whedon (director of the recent Avengers triumph), the mere mention of his skilful and inventive co-scripting collaboration with talented Drew Goddard will be recommendation enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
October 6, 2014
An amazing, tidy little thriller that, like its Escher-like movie poster, gleefully turns the horror genre upside down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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