The Cabin in the Woods

While at the cinema one night to watch a movie the trailer for this came on. It looked terrible. Another teenage horror movie. It looked so bad I couldn’t even be bothered to look at the screen. “Oh &$%* off” I whispered as I waited for it to end. I wouldn’t waste my life on this trash.

Then I start hearing reviews that it might not be so bad after all and that there are some nice twists in the film that anyone who enjoys Horror movies would like. Horror is not my favorite Genre, in particular American Teenage Horror. So I went to see it with an open mind and from the opening scenes I was enjoying it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s not that scary and thankfully it’s not a parody. What it does is give it’s own explanation for all those Horror movies we’ve seen before and pays a homage to them. If you like Old School Horror Movies then this might be for you. In fact I had an urge to watch some ‘Halloween’ and ‘Friday the 13th’ movies after seeing this.

Some people in the cinema seemed baffled at all that was going on and didn’t quite get it, but for myself it was one of those movies that put a smile on my face and I really laughed when at one stage they talk about what’s happening in Japan and show that Japan is having it’s own horror problems. I love J-Horror so that was a scene I totally loved. I wouldn’t mind seeing a Prequel doing a story from Japan’s side.

Favorite Quote: “Am I on speakerphone?” – Mordecai

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