Tuesday, December 06, 2011

"The Cabin in the Woods" Trailer and Poster-- Joss Whedon's Newest Project

Yes. I am one of those people that gets excited at any mention of all things Joss Whedon. "The Cabin in the Woods" is the latest project to have Whedon's name attached to it. I thought I'd have to wait for him to direct to get excited (he's on board here as a writer and producer), but this looks pretty good.

Release Date: April 13, 2012
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Drew Goddard
Screenwriter: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard
Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
MPAA Rating: R (for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity)

Plot Summary: 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.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Saw it yesterday - looks wicked cool! The posters for the movie are funny as well.

Charles Gramlich said...

the plot definitely sounds familiar, but I'm sure he'll do something interesting with it.

Michael Offutt, Expert Critic said...

You would have loved to see Serenity in Las Vegas a few months before it premiered. Joss Whedon was there along with Summer Glau. The theater was sold out and full of screaming firefly fans.

Allison said...

I am also one of those people! But I am not a fan of horror at all, so I don't know about this one... but then again, it's Joss Whedon!

Geek Banter

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

About time, I says! I like the mix of traditional "Evil dead" Horror with a Lost-esque sci-fi angle. Go Joss!

SQT said...

Alex-- I'll have to look up the other posters.

Charles-- Yeah it seems like most horror ends up pretty familiar. This looks like it might have a good humorous spin on it, so I'll definitely give it a chance.

Michael-- I would have liked everything but the screaming fans. I don't do well groups of loud people. But it would still have been cool.

Alison-- That's exactly how I feel. There have been a few movies that are more horror than scifi/fantasy ("Resident Evil" as an example) but if they're done right I'll enjoy them. I think this one might be done right.

Jamie-- "Evil Dead" was the first thing I thought of. Like you said-- it's about time!

Bob Milne said...

I've been looking forward to this for a long time. I'm just glad hey finally released it before the remake of The Evil Dead hits theatres.