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The Cabin in the Woods

2011 | United StatesCanada | 95 min | More...
A still from The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
A+: 5 stars (out of 5)
on Tue Dec 22, 2020

Five college kids head out for a weekend in a remote cabin secluded deep in the woods. There, one unleashes a supernatural evil.

There’s wit to spare in Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s literate horror film deconstruction. It lays bare the genre’s tropes in their logic-defying glory. This “loving hate letter” proves self-referential almost to the point of parody, serving up equal parts genuine thrills and acerbic black comedy. That it doubles as a meta trap-movie places it so snug in my wheelhouse, it’s as though they wrote it just for me.

Viewing History

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    Tue Dec 22, 2020 via 4k UHD Blu-ray (2017 | Eone)
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    Sat Feb 08, 2020 via 4k UHD Blu-ray
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    Wed Oct 26, 2016 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - One Loudoun
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    Sat Oct 31, 2015 via Blu-ray
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    Sat Feb 16, 2013 via Blu-ray
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    Thu Apr 12, 2012 at AMC Tysons Corner 16