‘The Cabin in the Woods,’ reviewed by Marshall Fine


If you think you’ve seen “The Cabin in the Woods” before, well, you’re half-right.

You’ve definitely seen movies along the same lines. But I’d also wager that you’ve never seen anything like it.

Directed by Drew Goddard from a script by Goddard and Joss Whedon, “The Cabin in the Woods,” opening Friday, takes, as its jumping-off point, the basic set-up for contemporary horror films: Five young people leave civilization behind for an uninhibited weekend in a cabin in a secluded setting. The five include a sexually active but unmarried couple (Anna Hutchison and Chris “Thor” Hemsworth), another couple who haven’t met before the weekend starts (Kristen Connolly and Jesse Williams), and everybody’s pal, the stoner-genius (Fran Kranz).

And then bad things begin to happen.

This review continues on my website.

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