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Movie Review: The Cabin in the Woods


An element I always appreciate in every genre is humor, and what a great way to boost a horror film! This movie ends up being quite freaky/gory, with a dash of humor, often provided by my favorite character, Marty, the pot smoker who realizes that he and his friends are just puppets in an elaborate massacre ala your typical horror movie. You don't find out why they're being set-up and manipulated in an "Evil Dead"-like scenario until later on, but you do see the people working behind the scenes to ensure they all play their "parts". That is: the slut, the jock, the nerd, the fool, and the virgin (even though she's totally not a virgin).

I was happy where this ended up going. I thought I knew how it was going to end after a certain point, but then it went in a surprising (to me, at least) and pleasing direction. Not what I expected of this film! It's nicely cast, as well. 

Bottom line: if you're at all into horror, you should see this. 

My grade: B+

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