The Cabin in the Woods Review
The Cabin in the Woods was a movie that I wasn’t interested in for a long time. I saw it as another cliche horror movie with no substance. But, in the end, my love of Chris Hemsworth took over and as he was in this movie I had to watch it. I’m quite thankful for that decision because this is one of my favourite horror movies ever!
The Cabin in the Woods follows a group of friends who go for a holiday together in a cabin. They have a good time, as any good horrors start, but they stumble upon a load of old knick knacks in the basement. They find an old book and read out the words inside that wake up a group of zombies! The group are picked off one by one but not all is at it seems.
The audience see under the cabin is a group of people who run the cabin. Once you enter the cabin area you are not going to leave again. These people hold a lot of different monsters and whatever the group pick in the basement will decide what monster goes after them. It is such a joke to them that they even place bets on what monster it’ll be and who will get killed first.
The twist happens when part of the group stumble upon the monster holding facility and seek revenge on the people who have done them wrong. In the end, however, they find out the reason why they are there and have to make the biggest decision of their lives.
This is one movie everyone should watch just because of how clever it is! It has gore and scary moments, yes, but they’re taken with a little jest and is almost comedic so even if you don’t like full on horrors you’ll still enjoy this movie. In the beginning, because it is set up as a cliche horror there are some weird moments, but it’s worth it when you get to the main parts.
What I love is that almost every monster you can think of is included. There are so many ways this movie could’ve gone you almost want to see how all the monsters act. But then again, you kind of do, because this mirrors a lot of other classic horror movies that do use those monsters.
This movie will keep you on your toes and make you want it to never end. There are so many twists and turns and so many layers you could watch this movie from a different angle for ages before you’ve seen them all. It also has a bit of social commentary, what if this was real? What if this was behind the horror movies we know and love? Well it kind of is, as the men downstairs echo the writers, producers and directors.
Have you seen Cabin in the Woods? What’d you think?
Until next time.