Cabin in the Woods

Discussions of new films, books, television shows, and media indirectly related to magic and magicians. For example, there may be a book on mnemonics or theatrical technique we should know or at least know about.
Tom Frame
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Cabin in the Woods

Postby Tom Frame » September 19th, 2012, 3:24 pm

Ive been a fan of horror films ever since my widdle eyes could focus on a moving image. Ive never seen a movie like Cabin in the Woods. Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard and directed by Goddard, this film is a terrific, unique reimagining of the horror genre.

On the surface, the story involves five friends, a remote cabin and monsters. But the telling of that tale is merely a subplot. The film bears mentioning here because of the exquisite, secret, magical machinations that occur in service of a larger, more ominous story.

Its smart, funny, scary and one of my favorite horror films! Its available on Netflix. Check it out!
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Jonathan Townsend
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Re: Cabin in the Woods

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 19th, 2012, 4:16 pm

It's been something of an open secret since 2009.
Fun film. :)


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Richard Kaufman
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Re: Cabin in the Woods

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 19th, 2012, 4:30 pm

The plot twists have been kept pretty quiet. If you're going to watch it, do not read the description on the DVD or blu-ray box.
I enjoyed it, but not as much as many others. The last act cameo was one of the best parts.
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Tom Stone
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Re: Cabin in the Woods

Postby Tom Stone » September 19th, 2012, 7:09 pm

It was a fun film. I enjoyed the details a lot.
But I liked "Tucker and Dale vs Evil" more.

Edward Pungot
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Re: Cabin in the Woods

Postby Edward Pungot » September 20th, 2012, 10:22 am

This is actually a very smart film. Throwing virgins into volcanoes just doesn't do it for me anymore. This one takes the cake :)

Kelly Rusk
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Re: Cabin in the Woods

Postby Kelly Rusk » September 20th, 2012, 11:44 am

I gotta agree. When I saw it was Joss Whedon I HAD to go see it. LURVED the ending!!

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