Ever wanted to take a trip through one of your favorite horror films? While basing an amusement park ride on a movie is nothing new, horror movies are usually not the subject of choice when it comes to these attractions. Unless you happen to be at Universal Orlando during their Halloween Horror Nights. And this time around, they’ll be presenting us with a face-to-face experience with Cabin in the Woods.
According to important people who happen to work for Universal Orlando,
We are building the cabin completely. You’re going to walk through a forest to get there. You’re going into the cabin. You’re going to go into the cube cells. We’re literally taking everything we can in the film and giving you a kind of best-of montage of the film with this kind of linking story. You’re going to be in the control room when merman attacks.
Unfortunately, it won’t be a permanent addition to the park, despite all the trouble they’re going through to set it up. It’s only around for the Halloween Horror Nights, so you’ll have to show between September 20th and November 2nd to have a look.
Sucks for me, considering I live on the exact fucking opposite side of the country! Still, this much awesome may well be worth the price of a place ticket.
I went on IMDb to start writing this review, and I clicked on The Cabin in the Woods so I could call up the details, like the correct spelling of actors’ names and so forth. As I scrolled to the bottom of the page to where the message boards lie, I noticed one labelled “Evil Dead rip-off anyone?” Two things occurred: one, this poster clearly hadn’t see the movie as he obviously missed the point, and two, does Sam Raimi own the patent on young people going to a cabin in the woods and having bad things happen to them?
If Drew Goddard’s feature directorial debut reminds you of a horror movie you’ve previously seen, than good… It’s supposed to. This is no remake, no gross out torture porn, and especially no found footage trending piece. Think of Scream, or better still think of Wes Craven’s under-appreciated deconstruction of the franchise he created, New Nightmare. In Nightmare, Craven played on the original Nightmare on Elm Street, exploring the notion of Freddy Krueger as the embodiment of nightmares and human fascination with the horrific. The Cabin in the Woods is like that, but not really.
It was suggested yesterday that Tuesdays should become Trailer Tuesdays. I suppose we also have grounds to push for a TV Spots Tuesdays thing.
We’ve got new TV spots for Cabin in the Woods and Men in Black 3. As far as I know, there are just a few seconds of new footage in either TV spot.
Cabin in the Woods, produced by Joss Whedon, is a thriller about five friends who go to a secluded cabin in the woods and fucked up shit happens. Apparently some early reviews of this film have been favorable. Maybe I’m biased against these kinds of films but I don’t really see how it could be any good. Y’all can find out on April 13. Or this weekend if you’re able to catch an advanced screening.
Men in Black 3 really needs no explanation. Check it out (or not) on May 25.
We’ve got a second trailer for Cabin in the Woods, directed by Drew Goddard. It includes quite a few spoiler-y bits, which is a little disappointing because now I’m wondering what the point of even watching the movie is when we now know what the whole movie is about. I’m being sarcastic, by the way; it seems that they were able to hang on to some of their secrets but they’ve been pretty loose about some of the details.
What do you guys think? Still worth watching?
SYNOPSIS: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.
If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.
Produced by Whedon and directed by Goddard from a script by both, the film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford
So what do you get when mix a skinny Chris Hemsworth (Thor) with one of the coolest people on Angel, Amy Acker CABIN IN THE WOODS mofo’s! It’s pretty exciting that a picture has surfaced for this film that as of yet still doesn’t have a release date. The film comes from the one and only Joss Whedon and as described by Acker,
“There are a lot of scary monsters. It’s a scary movie. It is about a cabin in the woods. You’ve figured it out. Yeah, it’s about a cabin in the woods. It does take from the sort of formula of the horror movie of this group of young kids who go away to a cabin in the woods for the weekend, and everything that happens and what you think is supposed to happen.”
I LOVE this type of cheesy horror flick and think that Joss can make a pretty damn good one! Hopefully Lionsgate will give us something soon!