The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods

DVD - 2012
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"A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. Sound familiar? Just wiat. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing, and sometimes even controlling, every move the terrified kids make! With their efforts continually thwarted by an all-powerful 'eye in the sky,' do they have any chance of escape?"--Container.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2012].
Branch Call Number: DVD HORROR Cabi
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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To all the previous low star reviewers: don't take this movie so seriously. If you don't like horror movies, make another choice! If you love horror movies, this one is for you. It's an homage, with a serious wink and nod, to every horror trope, every classic (and not-yet-classic) horror monster, every stereotypical character, all wrapped up in one hilariously entertaining movie. It's smart and funny, and yes, there will be gore. Smart and funny gore. I love it.

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halala
Dec 02, 2019

Best movie Ever.

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N13m4nd
Oct 15, 2019

I'm an ardent Joss Whedon fan, but I find violent horror movies unpleasant and pointless. So what to make of a violent horror movie made by my idol? Unfortunately, despite Whedon's usual gifts for terrific casting and cleverly and humorously standing cliches on their heads, there is more of the slasher flick than the smart-with-a-heart Whedon tale about Cabin in the Woods. To be fair, I would not want Whedon to just keep turning out the same old thing, and horror movies are not my cup of tea, so others may differ. The cast is quite good and the humor is sharp as the usual horror clichés are simultaneously repeated, lampooned, and given semi-reasonable explanations. All in all the movie was a mixed experience for me but mostly positive.

ArapahoeKayla Oct 12, 2019

Classic horror movie feel but with plenty of twist, you’ll never guess who the real monsters are.

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reginator_22
Jul 14, 2019

Interesting horror movie. Don't know how to feel about the direction they took.

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beckythecat1
Dec 11, 2018

Bad choice. Expected more.

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ruah777
Nov 01, 2018

Not as much scary as funny bloody thriller, but its very creative. Sadly the more you know the less it will surprise you so I suggest just taking the dive and watching it.

IndyPL_KaseyP Oct 31, 2018

Like Scream before it, this movie satirizes horror, breaking down it's conventions, and calling them out. Unlike many previous horror comedies, Cabin in the Woods develops an interesting story reason for the satire. Viewers are treated to a taste of monsters and gore, then the narrative veers off into a weirdly philosophical space, then to all-out mayhem. The twists keep on coming until you don't know which way is up. And the ending is one that no horror fan could predict. Highly enjoyable!

SPPL_Kristen Mar 20, 2018

Both funny and genuinely scary; truly entertaining.

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kpelish
Jan 14, 2018

Sadism and misogyny overly taint what could have been a much better horror film: what if Evil Scientists set up a control grid that set people's "reality" in a survivor game show format? The ending is nonsensical and the monster gallery veers into the comic. That said, the first part of the film is an interesting concept.

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reginator_22
Jul 14, 2019

Other: Drug use.

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Violence: Yes, The kids do get knocked off.

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Coarse Language: Plenty of it.

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Other: Outlandish

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Near the end

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Sexual Content: yes, college horny students.

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reginator_22
Jul 14, 2019

[Curt sees that Jules is holding textbooks about Soviet economics and the Cold War]

Curt: What is this? What are these? What are you doing with these?

Dana: Okay. I get it. I'll leave the books.

Curt: [angrily to Jules] No, no, no. Who gave you these? Who taught you about these?

Jules: I learned it from you! Okay? I learned it from watching you!

[She runs out of the room in tears. Curt laughs]

aaa5756 Mar 09, 2013

“It’s fun to be a vampire. You sleep all day and party all night.”
The lost boys

mrsgail5756 Mar 07, 2013

“A joke is a very serious thing.” -Winston Churchill

mrsgail5756 Mar 07, 2013

“Getting old is wonderful, when you consider the alternative.” -Anonymous

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Monolith
Nov 22, 2012

Marty: "Good work, zombie arm."

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Monolith
Nov 22, 2012

Mordecai: "Cleanse them. Cleanse the world of their ignorance and sin. Bathe them in the crimson of -- am I on speakerphone?" Hadley: "No, no of course not." Mordecai: "Yes I am. I can hear the echo. Take me off. Now." Hadley: "Okay, sorry." Mordecai: "I'm not kidding. It's rude. I don't know who's in the room."

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Nov 01, 2018

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Jun 22, 2014

gage2010 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Aug 24, 2013

3o3 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Thorinbear99
Jan 02, 2013

Thorinbear99 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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