April 18, 2012

Haiku Revieu: The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods (****1/2)

Not what you'd expect
Joss Whedon does it again
Lots of laughs and blood

POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT, but I'm going to be brief, because I definitely don't want to ruin anything for those of you who are going to see it. And by "those of you," I do mean all of you.

First off: I'm not a huge fan of the slasher genre. I prefer my blood and guts to come from fists and heavy artillery rather than stab wounds and things that go bump in the night. However, knowing that this is a part-Joss Whedon movie, and getting hints from the trailer that this wouldn't be a typical slasher film, I made Colt go with me over the weekend.

From the very start of the movie, you'll find that things aren't what they seem. Five friends head out on a camping trip. There are drugs, booze, stereotypes and, yes, boobs. Things happen ...

And that's really all I can say without giving too much away! But I strongly urge you to go see this movie if you're a fan of slasher flicks, Joss Whedon (particularly the Halloween Buffy episodes) and/or movies that exceed and upset expectation.

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  1. I'm gonna go see it, thanks to your review.
    My fiance and I LOOOOVE Buffy. And Joss Whedon.

    We even went to a reading of one of the shows. Ha. ;)

    1. Definitely see it. It's so, so good.

      And that sounds awesome!

  2. The problem with this movie is that it is really cool, but to explain how cool it is would totally give it away. Loved it. I want to see it again after this semester ends.

    1. I know! I struggled with what to write, if anything, because you're kind of thrown into it from the get-go, so I couldn't even talk about the beginning. ;)