Review: The cabin in the woods

5 Jan

(Contains spoilers!)

A couple of students leave for a short vacation outside of the city. From the get-go things seem strange. The cabin’s basement is full of mysterious items, and suddenly they are attacked by a zombie redneck torture family.

Sounds like a normal teenie horror flick. But what about the people in the NASA-like control center secretly observing them and betting on which creature will get to them? This is where perfectly hilarious Friday night entertainment becomes interesting for the witching. Because these students are the involuntary participants in a ritual to appease “The Old Ones” – ancient gods demanding blood sacrifice in order to stay asleep. If the ritual fails, it will mean the end of the world. All over the world teams are working with modern means to make certain ritual scripts happen, involving death by the mythical creature of the sacrifices’ (involuntary) choice. However, everything goes wrong once the last two survivors find the entrance to the command center.

I like teenie horror flicks. I like them even better if there is a new twist, something I have not seen before. Of course I loved this. There was a good amount of gore, but even more occasion for laughter. And I liked the appearance if Sigourney Weaver in the end (by the way, which was the Cinderella movie with her as evil queen?).

In the end, the big question remains – if someone told you your best friend had to die in order to prevent the end of humanity, could you do it?


4 Responses to “Review: The cabin in the woods”

  1. Stephie January 5, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    I think she’s the evil queen in “Snow White”.

  2. Magaly Guerrero January 6, 2013 at 3:21 am #

    I love this cover. I wonder if I can find the poster… I’m adding it to my to-watch-list, which moves very slow *sigh*

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