The Cabin in the Woods is easily one of the most well-made contemporary horror films. It may not be the scariest (Sinister and The Conjuring would have something to say about that) but it is most certainly one of the most complete. Directed by Drew Goddard and produced by Joss Whedon, it was originally set to release in 2010 but was delayed until 2012 due to studio financial difficulties. Some say it only got a wide release because Chris Hemsworth became a breakout star as Thor in the interim. Whatever the reason it was finally released, The Cabin in the Woods will be considered a rare classic: a good horror film that can still be enjoyed by non-horror fans thanks to clever writing and a compelling script.
My words cannot do it much justice so please join the Drunk Monkeys Film Department for a live tweet session of The Cabin in the Woods at 8 p.m. EST, Monday October 20th. We’ll be tweeting under the hashtag #dmmovies and you’ll probably want to know what we have to say. (The film is available via Netflix streaming if you’re a heathen and don’t own a copy.
See you there!