The Cabin In the Woods

  • August 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This month, we are doing a suggestion by Eden, "The Cabin In the Woods," which was her favorite movie of 2012. She gave it a glowing review and said it was more sci-fi than horror. From Amazon.com: "An affectionate, extremely knowing spoof that also manages to be a full-blooded, rip-snorting scary movie, this Joss Whedon production should have horror fans levitating off of their seats with bliss. Kicking off with the best title card of the year, the film follows a standard assortment of college kids (jock, stoner, cheerleader, bookish Final Girl, etc.) as they head to the creepy, cobwebby location of the title. Meanwhile, a pair of blasé white-collar drones (the wonderful Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford) trudge through what appears to be just another day in the office. These plotlines are not altogether unrelated. Those averse to spoilers can be forgiven for applying earmuffs from here on out, but one of the beauties of Whedon and Drew Goddard's script is how it manages to continually up the ante, revealing the basics of its plot in the very first scene and then proceeding to run amuck within the boundaries it so gleefully establishes. (If you think you've got it figured out, just wait five minutes.) Although scoring major points for ambition, debuting director Goddard does occasionally struggle with the film's swings between laughs and screams, with a couple of promisingly scary scenes blunted by badly cued punch lines. In addition, as with many Whedon projects, some viewers may find this teetering on the edge of glibness, with every character sporting a full arsenal of almost too-clever wisecracks at the ready. Any such nitpicking, however, should be obliterated by Cabin's completely hellzapoppin' final act, which mashes-up seemingly every supernatural trope in existence into a coherent, outrageously plasma-soaked validation of the genre. In conclusion, if you have any interest in horror movies at all, you gotta see this. --Andrew Wright

The movie will be shown on a brilliant 125" HD screen!

An entree, dessert, snacks, wine, beer, liqours, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Do not bring wine or liqour! I have far too much that needs to be consumed. Feel free to bring snacks or other beverages like soda. :)

Directions:
Mapquest or GPS will get you to this one. Vincent Ave heads north off of US150/War Memorial one block west of Prospect Rd.. As you head north on Vincent, the house will be on the left in the second block.

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  • Greg C.

    I am sorry I posted so quickly. I was just a little surprised and should not have been trying to put a guilt trip on people. But seriously, with this or any meetup group it is good courtesy to be responsible with your RSVPs. I'm sorry you guys did not make it but look forward to seeing you next month.

    August 21, 2013

  • Greg C.

    Please, if you are not going to come, let me know at least a half hour before the meetup and preferably a day before. We were at 11 the night before, 9 this afternoon when I bought groceries, 7 at 6:40 when I started cooking, and now only 1, me, as everyone no-showed. And, if you do not like the movie, let me know in advance so we can pick something different.

    August 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Really sorry Greg. Got stuck at work and forgot to update the RSVP. Feel really bad now.

      August 20, 2013

    • Lisa

      Greg... I totally understand your frustration.... You are so generous to open your home to others !

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I feel horrible that I didn't show up. I had the plan to come and was looking forward to the event but I ended up falling asleep and just now woke up. I'm sorry.

    August 20, 2013

  • Jennifer H.

    So sorry this happened, Greg.

    August 20, 2013

  • Greg C.

    Well Michael Ragan showed up late, but that was it. All the people that RSVP'd no RSVPd in time, no worries there. We ended up watching Sweeney Todd, so we can do Cabin in the Woods next month if people want to see it.

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, greg. just need a night at home. have a great time!!!

    August 20, 2013

  • Jennifer H.

    Too much to do! Have fun!

    August 20, 2013

  • Dave G.

    I miss coming to the films at Greg's. Maybe next month will work. Have fun all!

    August 19, 2013

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