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The Cabin in the Woods

Five friends embark on a getaway to a secluded cabin, unaware of the unforeseen encounters that lie in store. As they delve deeper into their retreat, they unravel the hidden secrets that shroud the mysterious abode in the woods.

The Cabin in the Woods

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United States
95 minutes
2.40 : 1

About 'The Cabin in the Woods'

“The Cabin in the Woods” is a 2012 horror film written and dir­ected by Drew God­dard. The film com­bines ele­ments of the classic slasher film with an ori­ginal meta-level and a dash of black humour.

The story revolves around a group of five col­lege stu­dents who want to spend a weekend in a remote cabin in the woods. Once there, they encounter eerie phe­nomena and are quickly attacked by a variety of mon­strous creatures. What the group doesn’t know, how­ever, is that they are part of a highly unusual exper­i­ment being con­ducted by a secret gov­ern­ment organ­isa­tion.

The film’s insane ideas mani­fest them­selves primarily in the con­cep­tion of the exper­i­ment itself. The gov­ern­ment organ­isa­tion stages the events in the hut to fulfil a sac­ri­fi­cial ritual tra­di­tion of saving humanity from the awakening of ancient gods. The actions of the col­lege stu­dents are mon­itored and manip­u­lated by a group of sci­ent­ists who will do any­thing to ensure that the ritual is suc­cessful.

The madcap ideas in “The Cabin in the Woods” include a variety of absurd ele­ments. For example, there is an assort­ment of ste­reo­typ­ical char­ac­ters that delib­er­ately con­form to genre expect­a­tions, such as the ath­letic hero, the inno­cent virgin, the fool, the pretty boy and the clever intel­lec­tual. These char­ac­ters are delib­er­ately placed in the situ­ation where they are attacked by the creatures.

Fur­ther­more, there is an extensive col­lec­tion of mon­sters that are released during the exper­i­ment. These creatures range from zom­bies and demons to were­wolves and ghost clowns. Each creature has its own back­story and origin, leading to a variety of absurd and eerie moments.

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Statistical fact. Cops will never pull over a man with a huge bong in his car. Why? They fear this man. They know he sees further than they... and he will bind them... with ancient logics.

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