Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods

  • October 27, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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This is the forth and sadly final film in this month’s horror theme.  I'm not a big fan of the horror genre. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy quite a few films that fall under the label of horror.

It seems that certain types of movies have become the flagship for what horror genre is suppose to represent which shouldn't be the case. When you break down the word horror you will find that it is rooted in fear and fear is a very subjective emotion. Since it is a subjective emotion our horror theme will focus on universal fears.

The most horrify aspect of this film is that something of this caliber was shelved twice for two year. First so MGM could convert it to 3D much to the filmmakers dismay and then because of MGM’s financial issues. Thankfully Lionsgate picked up the film and released it in April of last year; more than likely to capitalize on Whedon’s highly anticipated blockbuster The Avengers.

Release Date: April 13th, 2012

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Running Time: 95 Minutes

Country: USA

Do not, I repeat do not look at, read, or watch anything about this film in advance. This isn’t a film with a Shyamalan like twist in the final act. This is a film that is filled with fun surprises throughout the running time. There are so many set ups in this film that pay off wonderfully thanks to the writing of Godard and Whedon. There is no doubt in my mind that Cabin in the Woods is going to turn into a huge cult classic sometime in the future that can proudly sit on your shelf next to The Cornetto Trilogy, Evil Dead 2, most of Carpenter’s pre 90s output, Harold and Maude, The Big Lebowski, Buckaroo Banzai and Return of the Living Dead among others.

Since I can’t in good conscience talk about how amazing this film is I will ask my fellow Celluloid Members some questions to see if this movie is right for you.

• Do you like horror films?

• Do you hate horror films?

• Do you enjoy the work of Joss Whedon?

• Do you enjoy fun (the noun not the band)?

• Do you enjoy seeing movie tropes turned on their head?

• Do you hate the thought of prematurely childproofing kitchen drawers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is a film that you need to watch. I do not think you will be sorry. If you can't make it to the meetup go watch it on Netflix; it is currently streaming on the site.

I must ask that if you have already had the pleasure in seeing this film that you please refrain from discussing it in the comments before the meetup on the 27th.

(I said earlier that you shouldn't for any reason watch anything in advance about this film. This video is a spoiler free exception.)

This Showing will be a shown at the Headquarters which is smoke free, intimate environment with limited space.

Since space is limited I would appreciate some notice (when possible) if you have rsvp'd but are not able to attend the showing. It would allow others to rsvp who might be able to attend.

The Headquarters is in a decent area in the NE so there are many food options. I will be taking orders if any one would like any thing delivered. (Let me know in advance if you are thinking of ordering food.)

A warning for anyone with bad allergies, we do have a cat and dog residing here but the cat spends most of his time outdoors so hopefully his presence won’t be too much of a deterrent.

I look forward to seeing you there.

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  • Bob P.

    From Phil Holland about working on the set:

    Heh. One of the best days on set during shooting various images for VFX
    use was getting to bloody up one of the hallways.­


    October 28, 2013

    • Damon S.

      It's pretty gross looking. Is it still corn syrup or did the industry move away from that along with the use of squibs? I miss squibs :( at least we still have the infamous scene from Robocop

      1 · October 28, 2013

    • Bob P.

      You know, I have NO idea what that stuff is that Phil is spreading there.

      October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a fun, unique movie.

    October 28, 2013

  • mary

    Damon -- Given the "perfect pick for Halloween" comment, it is against my better judgment that, based on my trust in your judgment, I still plan on coming.... :-) (Be forewarned, if I get really scared, I'm taking one of your dogs home with me...!)

    I know I usually bring chips and dip, but his time I'm bringing some pumpkin scones with SWEET frosting -- to ward off any devils the movie might conjure....

    See you tomorrow!


    October 26, 2013

    • Damon S.

      Thank you again for the scones, they were really good. I sorry that the film was a little to violent for you. Hopefully it was worth it.

      October 28, 2013

    • Bob P.

      The scones were REALLY yummy!

      October 28, 2013

  • Damon S.

    Thanks you all for coming. Hopefully the film was worth all of the hype. I think it is an extremely clever film with an amazing attention to detail. I've seen it quite a few times and still see something new every time I watch it.

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Bob P.

    another fab evening at Cinema Paradiso!

    October 27, 2013

    • Damon S.

      Thanks for coming Bob. I embed the trailer for My Best Fiend in next weeks write up; You should check it out. I think the film is kind of like Hearts of Darkness or Best Worst Movie, you don't have to like Apocalypse now or Troll 2 to enjoy either of those documentaries.

      October 28, 2013

  • Bob P.

    took a wrong turn on the 205 be there asap

    October 27, 2013

  • Bob P.

    on my way!!

    October 27, 2013

  • Jacinda S.

    Sooooo excited! I could watch this movie a million times! Perfect pick for Halloween!

    October 15, 2013

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