Watching the Watchers of The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods takes a step back from the stereotypical horror movie to look at those who watch this classic, recycling narrative. This movie’s meta-commentary provides unique insights and conversation starters on why WE culturally create and watch scary movies, what it appeals to or appeases within us (and others) and what part “sacrifice” plays in dealing with humanity and atoning for our corporate transgression. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity and other endeavors involving Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon are sure to be pleased by this film, and I think it deserves three stars. Its content, however, is not for everyone. The video review dances around the details and avoids the big spoilers: we’ll follow up with a spoiler-laden, written review for those who want to go deeper. For more on why we engage scary movies and the horror movie in general, read this post. Watch the review of The Cabin in the Woods on Youtube or using the browser below. For spoiler-filled commentary check out this follow-up post.


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