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A still from The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

The Cabin in the Woods

2011 | United States | 95 min
  • Watched on Tuesday Dec 22, 2020 via 4k UHD Blu-ray (2017 | Eone)
    A+: 5 stars (out of 5)

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

    There’s wit to spare in Whedon and Goddard’s literate horror film deconstruction as it lays bare the genre’s tropes in their logic-defying glory. Their “loving hate letter” to the genre is self-referential almost to the point of parody as it serves 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.

Older Viewings

  • Watched on Sat Feb 08, 2020 via 4k UHD Blu-ray
  • Watched on Wed Oct 26, 2016 via Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - One Loudoun
  • Watched on Sat Oct 31, 2015 via Blu-ray
  • Watched on Sat Feb 16, 2013 via Blu-ray
  • Watched on Thu Apr 12, 2012 via AMC Tysons Corner 16

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