Further Thoughts: The Cabin in the Woods
I’m not normally the person that likes seeing Horror films. Granted, I love the genre, but everything that usually comes out is completely stale, a rehash or a remake, terrible, low-brow… Most horror films can’t catch my eye unless something is really creative, or legitimately scary about it.
The Cabin in the Woods may be the best horror movie I’ve seen, maybe ever.
A bold statement as that may be, it’s beyond creative, and has some of the smartest dialogue I’ve ever heard. It’s funny, it’s goofy, but it takes itself seriously in all respects and never feels cheesy, even if it’s got classic horror staples such as nudity and gore. This is a new beast, and breaks down the genre similar to Scream did more than 10 years ago.
What starts off as the typical horror story soon develops into something seemingly unintelligible, but it so flawlessly executed and crafted that it immediately sucks you in. The other thing that makes this special? This is a Horror Comedy. I was laughing, as much as I was creeped out, as much as I was curious to see how it would play out. The film has so many different elements, and accomplishes in making them all connect in the context. It’s a juggling act that’s a marvel to watch.
I would not normally encourage that people go see a horror film, but this… This is almost good enough to be award-worthy, and that’s saying a lot. If you even have an inkling to see this, don’t miss it. It’s a must watch.