Movie Review: CABIN IN THE WOODS
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Starring: Kristen Connelly, Chris Hemsworth (yes, its Thor) and a few others
Running time: 95 minutes
I have 2 words for this movie: Twisted & Wicked!
It starts out kinda slow and mellow, 5 teenagers taking a weekend trip to some remote cabin in the woods. Out comes the usual ‘I-dare-you’ reckless teenage fun. This is when the movie gets into gear. The teenage brigade becomes the subject of a dead zombie family’s hunting game! One by one gets attacked, viciously killed until the remaining 2. Little did they know, that this place they’re in – is some sort of an elaborate experiment where all the horrors are controlled and manipulated by a group of technicians.
The last 2, Dana and Marty, escape from this big zombie dude by the dock and stumble into the grave where the zombies came from, which leads them to an underground elevator. This is the craziest part of the whole movie! Say hello to almost every sick scary demented creature of horror that has appeared in our imaginations (and nightmares)! This happens to be where the technicians control centre is; making perfect sense for housing these scary monsters (won’t tell you what kind, cos that will spoil the fun!).
Dana and Marty finally find themselves at a bottom level of the facility, where they meet the “Director”. The Director explains briefly that they are part of a ritual where all 5 teenagers must be ‘sacrificed’ and their blood provided as an offering to the “Ancient Ones” who live beneath. Failure to do so will awake them from their slumber and they will terrorize the world that we live in. Any guesses what happens next?
What a sick crazy monster infestation of a movie madness!
Acting / Performance: 5.5
Plot / Story: 7
Music / Score: 6
(Special) Horror / Monster Madness: 8
In a single number: 7
Movie Review by Just Me, The Mr