The Cabin in the Woods

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    Apr 16, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    I saw the movie today. I enjoyed it. There were lots of classic Joss moments in the movie.

    I am a huge Joss Whedon fan, and it was good to see some actors from his previous shows.

    Tom Lenk from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Amy Acker from Dollhouse and Angel (who also made an appearance on Grimm, which was co-created by David Greenwalt who co-created Angel and was co-executive producer of Buffy)

    Fran Kranz from Dollhouse

    And the added bonus was that Alamo Drafthouse played different Buffy and Firefly scenes before showing the coming attractions.

    I was kinda on cloud nine.

    Bonus: It was good to see a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth. He looked hot as ever. Brian White was also hot as hell. Bradley Whitford, Hadley in the movie, has a nice ass.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 16, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    I really enjoyed it. It was lots of fun, entertaining and kept my interest.
  • gunpumper

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    Apr 16, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    It was like watching some acid infused mega-episode
    of a Buffy/Angel/Doll House hybrid.

    I LOVED IT!!
  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 16, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    Balljunkie saidI saw the movie today. I enjoyed it. There were lots of classic Joss moments in the movie.

    I am a huge Joss Whedon fan, and it was good to see some actors from his previous shows.

    Tom Lenk from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Amy Acker from Dollhouse and Angel (who also made an appearance on Grimm, which was co-created by David Greenwalt who co-created Angel and was co-executive producer of Buffy)

    Fran Kranz from Dollhouse

    And the added bonus was that Alamo Drafthouse played different Buffy and Firefly scenes before showing the coming attractions.

    I was kinda on cloud nine.

    Bonus: It was good to see a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth. He looked hot as ever. Brian White was also hot as hell. Bradley Whitford, Hadley in the movie, has a nice ass.


    Alamo Drafthouse gets my vote for the coolest movie theater anywhere!
    I wish we had one here in DC -- that place is really fun. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 16, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    KissTheSky said
    Balljunkie saidI saw the movie today. I enjoyed it. There were lots of classic Joss moments in the movie.

    And the added bonus was that Alamo Drafthouse played different Buffy and Firefly scenes before showing the coming attractions.

    I was kinda on cloud nine.

    Bonus: It was good to see a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth. He looked hot as ever. Brian White was also hot as hell. Bradley Whitford, Hadley in the movie, has a nice ass.


    Alamo Drafthouse gets my vote for the coolest movie theater anywhere!
    I wish we had one here in DC -- that place is really fun. icon_biggrin.gif


    Oh man, it is. They are replaying the movies from summer of '82 this summer. Tron, Poltergeist, E.T., and so forth.
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    Apr 16, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    Balljunkie said
    KissTheSky said
    Balljunkie saidI saw the movie today. I enjoyed it. There were lots of classic Joss moments in the movie.

    And the added bonus was that Alamo Drafthouse played different Buffy and Firefly scenes before showing the coming attractions.

    I was kinda on cloud nine.

    Bonus: It was good to see a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth. He looked hot as ever. Brian White was also hot as hell. Bradley Whitford, Hadley in the movie, has a nice ass.


    Alamo Drafthouse gets my vote for the coolest movie theater anywhere!
    I wish we had one here in DC -- that place is really fun. icon_biggrin.gif


    Oh man, it is. They are replaying the movies from summer of '82 this summer. Tron, Poltergeist, E.T., and so forth.

    Sounds awesome. Drink a beer for me!
    I saw Rocky 3 there a couple of summers ago, complete with actors running around in front of the screen. Rocky 3 is so goofy it didn't make much difference!
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    Apr 16, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    i really enjoyed it as well. totally thought it ended at one point but alas! it just got better. is it bad that i havent seen an episode of buffy?
  • HorrorHound

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    Apr 16, 2012 5:13 AM GMT
    I was completely anticipating this one for two years now (it was filmed in 2009). However, all the "buzz" about it was talking what a shocker of a movie & completely unique.

    While it was unique, something different, & FUN - I didn't walk out of the theater feeling amp'd up. I don't know - I don't wanna reveal too much about it from the other viewers on here who may wanna see it). It was a fun flick, totally made for horror fans, poking fun at the archetypes & cliches alot of the horror genre has been notoriously ridden with. A fun monster mayhem flick. w/ that cool cameo at the end. Anyway...

    To me anyway, its NOT "the horror movie that flips the genre on its head" (for one, its not a horror film, its mainly just violent & funny)...

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    Some are toting it this generation's SCREAM, but its not.

    However if you enjoy a good popcorn flick at the theater, this film is a BLAST o' fun.
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    Apr 16, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    I liked the Buffy and Angel alums being a part of the movie...but I didn't like the movie.

    However, one thing that I DID find kind of interesting was all of the references to the "ancienct ones"...in a way it almost felt like a nod to the "Old Ones" from Buffy and Angel.
  • HorrorHound

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    Apr 16, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    Yeah it went into Cthulu territory there a bit.
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    Apr 16, 2012 7:11 AM GMT
    I just wanted to see a merman...icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 16, 2012 7:17 AM GMT
    I loved, it it was quirky at times, and it did bring back memories of buffy so i loved it. It definitely unique while using or making fun of mani cliches. I didnt know where it was going next and the ending, well i am waiting for the sequel. icon_biggrin.gif
  • irishkcguy

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    Apr 16, 2012 7:34 AM GMT
    I thought it was enormously entertaining. It does have some things in common with Scream as both are genre deconstructions but Cabin is so much better at layering in the commentary. And the last 20 minutes are batshit amazing.
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    Apr 17, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    irishkcguy saidI thought it was enormously entertaining. It does have some things in common with Scream as both are genre deconstructions but Cabin is so much better at layering in the commentary. And the last 20 minutes are batshit amazing.


    Yes! I could see it being a generation's Scream. But Scream brought the horror genre back whereas this made fun of the "rules" of the horror films.

    I do love the nod to the "Old Ones". And I felt like it was Season 4 of Buffy when they went down the elevator shaft. I kept waiting for Professor Maggie Walsh to make an appearance.

    Sanjose, no it isn't bad that you haven't seen an episode of Buffy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    I liked it, especially if you caught on to a few key points. If you haven't seen the movie and don't want to be spoiled then skip my post.

    1. All the countries are failing, except maybe those damn Japanese?

    All the other countries failed because once american horror filmmakers began growing tired of the "american" style of horror, they began being influenced by or just flat out remaking foreign horror films to see how they were received. Each one failed to catch on except Japan, which for awhile seemed to show potential of overthrowing the american style (the ring, the grudge) but in the end it also failed to appease the gods (american moviegoers) so once again the american style of horror was the only one left.

    2. Why the redneck zombie family chosen?

    That was the whole point. Everyone but the chem department (who was made fun of for "choosing the same lame thing every year") and the intern was hoping for some other monster. But torture porn zombies (which is what they were specifically) are all the rage. People wanted to see something else, but we have been getting mostly torture porn and zombies.
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    Apr 17, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    ok, I was gunna say, maybe it was going to make or break me in the gay community icon_smile.gif i guess i can check it out on netflix one of these days. thank you for understanding
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    Apr 18, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidI liked it, especially if you caught on to a few key points. If you haven't seen the movie and don't want to be spoiled then skip my post.

    1. All the countries are failing, except maybe those damn Japanese?

    All the other countries failed because once american horror filmmakers began growing tired of the "american" style of horror, they began being influenced by or just flat out remaking foreign horror films to see how they were received. Each one failed to catch on except Japan, which for awhile seemed to show potential of overthrowing the american style (the ring, the grudge) but in the end it also failed to appease the gods (american moviegoers) so once again the american style of horror was the only one left.

    2. Why the redneck zombie family chosen?

    That was the whole point. Everyone but the chem department (who was made fun of for "choosing the same lame thing every year") and the intern was hoping for some other monster. But torture porn zombies (which is what they were specifically) are all the rage. People wanted to see something else, but we have been getting mostly torture porn and zombies.


    Good insight. That takes the movie to a deeper, smarter level, and makes me like it even more.
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    Apr 22, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    S34n05 saidI liked it, especially if you caught on to a few key points. If you haven't seen the movie and don't want to be spoiled then skip my post.

    1. All the countries are failing, except maybe those damn Japanese?

    All the other countries failed because once american horror filmmakers began growing tired of the "american" style of horror, they began being influenced by or just flat out remaking foreign horror films to see how they were received. Each one failed to catch on except Japan, which for awhile seemed to show potential of overthrowing the american style (the ring, the grudge) but in the end it also failed to appease the gods (american moviegoers) so once again the american style of horror was the only one left.

    2. Why the redneck zombie family chosen?

    That was the whole point. Everyone but the chem department (who was made fun of for "choosing the same lame thing every year") and the intern was hoping for some other monster. But torture porn zombies (which is what they were specifically) are all the rage. People wanted to see something else, but we have been getting mostly torture porn and zombies.


    so true. I just loved how this movie picked on the stereotypes of bad horror films. it was so worth seeing in theaters the plot was fantastic! i felt like i was watching evil dead 2