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The Cabin in the Woods

  • 2012
  • R
  • 95min
  • 91%
  • 7 / 10

Five American college students head to an isolated cabin in the woods. Little do they know their weekend retreat is due for some twists and turns orchestrated by a tech-savvy underground facility.

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This is not the first time Goddard and Whedon collaborated on a project. They had previously worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. That is why it should not come as a surprise that the two only wrote the screenplay for The Cabin in the Woods in just a matter of three days. They described this as an attempt to break new grounds in the slasher film genre and as a satirical look into the torture porn. A big part of the film can be attributed to the dedication and hard work of veteran horror film actress Heather Langenkamp, her husband David LeRoy Anderson, and their AFX Studio. They did special effects, monster costumes, special makeup, and prosthetic makeup for the film. The film was set to be released on February 5, 2010, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United Artists, but it had to take some setbacks due to financial circumstances. The following year, Lionsgate bought the distribution rights to the film. The film finally premiered at the South by Southwest film festival. It then went into a wide release in the U.S. on April 13, 2012.

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The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy that focuses on a group of college students who heads to an isolated cabin in the woods for a retreat where they become a target of a high-tech underground facility’s torture. It was directed by Drew Goddard in his first foray into directing. Its screenplay was penned by Goddard and Joss Whedon, who also served as the film’s producer. This hilariously suspenseful and horrifying film features Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford.