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The Cabin In The Woods

"The Cabin in the Woods" provides a new twist on a classic scenario - in this case the young-people-stranded-in-the-woods type horror. Jenkins and Whitford will play white-collar co-workers with a mysterious connection to the cabin. A group of college kids spend a weekend at a mysterious cabin in the woods.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: M18
Release Date: 19 Apr 2012
Genre: Thriller / Horror
Running Time: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
Distributor: GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES
Cast: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Chris Hemsworth
Director: Drew Goddard
Format: NA

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Writer: Naseem Randhawa

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Watch this if you liked: “The Evil Dead”, “Friday The 13th”, “Cabin Fever” & “Drag Me To Hell”

What do you get when you put five college kids in a cabin in the woods? Now, take whatever slasher flick stereotype that comes to mind and completely reverse it.

"The Cabin In The Woods" starts its narrative with two parallel storylines. First, we meet two corporate types; Richard (Richard Jenkins of "Eat, Pray, Love") and Steve Hadley (Bradley Whitford of "Billy Madison") who seem to be in a unknown yet well organised facility preparing for an operation. Next, the scene cuts to five college buddies; Curt the good looking athlete (Chris Hemsworth of "Thor"), his sleazy girlfriend Jules (new actress Anna Hutchison), their timid friend Dana (new actress Kristen Connolly), her blind date Holden (Jesse Williams of "The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants 2") and stoner Marty (Franz Kranz of "Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules"), who head to a secluded cabin in the woods for a vacation. As the narratives then continue to switch back and forth between the two, they reveal that there's a much bigger plan at work.

Written by "Buffy The Vampire Slayer's" Joss Whedon whose upcoming guaranteed blockbuster "Marvel's The Avengers" also drops this month along with Drew Goddard of TV's "Lost" who directs this film; prove to be a decent duo in creating this jack-in-the-box kind of movie, which is truly best enjoyed the less you know about it before going in. The movie has an interesting mix of comedy, mystery and horror; for which the latter purposely makes use of stereotypes in a witty way for a satirical take on the genre.

As for where the cast is concerned, while the two technicians played by Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford constantly inject some sarcastic humour which is fun to watch, so does Franz Kranz whose constantly sedated character and his nonsensical philosophies make him the joker of the cabin bunch. The rest of the cabin cast rely heavily on their looks including Chris Hemsworth too, which is surprising, as it seems that the role is something he would experiment with before he took on big roles in "Thor" and "Avengers", and not after.

Honestly, to let audiences enjoy the film unprepared, the less the reviewer says about the film is better. Just know that horror movies will not be the same after this and for the love of everything good in this world, of all places never pick a cabin in the woods for a vacation!

Cinema Online, 22 April 2012
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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