The Cabin In The Woods

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Note that every word following this is considered a major spoiler for the film.

Summary

The Cabin in the Woods (April 12, 2012)

Release Date: April 12, 2012
Starring: Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
Genres: Horror, Comedy, Thriller
Runtime: 95 min
Original Title: The Cabin in the Woods
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Mutant Enemy Productions
Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Cast The Cabin in the Woods

  • Kristen Connolly
  • Role: Dana Polk
  • Fran Kranz
  • Role: Marty Mikalski
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Role: Curt Vaughn
  • Anna Hutchison
  • Role: Jules Louden
  • Richard Jenkins
  • Role: Richard Sitterson
  • Bradley Whitford
  • Role: Steve Hadley
  • Jesse Williams
  • Role: Holden McCrea
  • Brian J. White
  • Role: Daniel Truman
  • Amy Acker
  • Role: Wendy Lin
  • Tim DeZarn
  • Role: Mordecai
  • Tom Lenk
  • Role: Ronald The Intern
  • Dan Payne
  • Role: Matthew Buckner
  • Jodelle Ferland
  • Role: Patience Buckner
  • Dan Shea
  • Role: Father Buckner
  • Maya Massar
  • Role: Mother Buckner
  • Matt Drake
  • Role: Judah Buckner
  • Nels Lennarson
  • Role: Clean Man
  • Rukiya Bernard
  • Role: Labcoat Girl
  • Peter Kelamis
  • Role: Demo Guy
  • Adrian Holmes
  • Role: Demo Guy
  • Chelah Horsdal
  • Role: Demo Girl
  • Terry Chen
  • Role: Operations Guy
  • Heather Doerksen
  • Role: Accountant
  • Patrick Sabongui
  • Role: Elevator Guard
  • Phillip Mitchell
  • Role: Lead Guard
  • Naomi Dane
  • Role: Japanese Floaty Girl
  • Ellie Harvie
  • Role: Military Liaison
  • Patrick Gilmore
  • Role: Werewolf Wrangler
  • Brad Dryborough
  • Role: Chem Department Guy
  • Emili Kawashima
  • Role: Japanese Frog Girl
  • Aya Furukawa
  • Role: Japanese School Girl
  • Maria Go
  • Role: Japanese School Girl
  • Serena Akane Chi
  • Role: Japanese School Girl
  • Abbey Imai
  • Role: Japanese School Girl
  • Marina Ishibashi
  • Role: Japanese School Girl
  • Miku Katsuura
  • Role: Japanese School Girl
  • Alicia Takase Lui
  • Role: Japanese School Girl
  • Jodi Tabuchi
  • Role: Japanese School Girl
  • Sara Taira
  • Role: Japanese School Girl
  • Alyssandra Yamamoto
  • Role: Japanese School Girl
  • Richard Cetrone
  • Role: Werewolf/Merman
  • Phoebe Galvan
  • Role: Sugarplum Fairy
  • Simon Pidgeon
  • Role: Dismemberment Goblin
  • Matt Phillips
  • Role: Dismemberment Goblin
  • Lori Stewart
  • Role: Floating Witch
  • Greg Zach
  • Role: Fornicus, Lord of Bondage and Pain
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Role: The Director
  • Terry Notary
  • Role: The Clown (uncredited)

Trailer The Cabin in the Woods

So, what would happen if you threw Men In Black, Cube, Hellraiser, and most every scary-secluded-cabin-for-teenagers movie in a blender?  The Cabin In The Woods would happen.

This is the film from 2012 from Avengers wonder-boy Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard.  I loved this movie.  It turns the genre (if you can pick just one) on its head. I loved that — despite it not taking itself too seriously, despite it having a good sense of humor — it painted a deep mythology.  I loved that it dared to explain not only why we love monster, ghost, and zombie movies, but also where these creatures all come from and what their purpose is.

Joss is a talented writer, and you can hear it again here.  He and Drew are working with very, very tired tropes.  Stereotypes well-trodden, but yet here their dialog is sparkling.  It’s amazing what a fresh coat of high-dollar paint will do to a lonely spooky cabin in the woods.

I love this movie.  Did I mention that?

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