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The Cabin in the Woods Reviews

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August 21, 2017
Drew Goddard may have intended his film as a postmodern discourse on fear, free will, and corporate religion, but instead he serves up a ridiculously campy hodgepodge of horror classics and nihilistic violence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 29, 2016
The Cabin in the Woods will get you thinking about what it means to watch a horror movie, but it's not just a mischievous exercise in post-modern cleverness, it's also a giddily funny, gulpingly scary, enormously entertaining thrill ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2016
Crazy, totally, and deliriously fun.
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+
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
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
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.
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+
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.
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
September 27, 2015
This sassy, exhilarating monster mash will provide riotous entertainment for all but the faint-hearted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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
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
August 26, 2015
Clever enough to make you reconsider how you look at horror films. And a ton of fun, too.
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
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.
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
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