The Cabin in the Woods
by, 04-21-2012 at 10:11 PM (577 Views)
As we all know I am a horror freak, so I have been super excited about the move The Cabin in the Woods, because it looked awesome.
I just saw it today, and I must say it was not at all what I excepted, and I do have to give credit to whoever created the trailer for doing a fabulous job of misleading and not giving it all away. While the movie was not truly scary, I thought it was wonderfully innovative, and did provide a very interesting and original take upon horror films. In a way it was almost satirical of the horror genre, but the humor aspects of it was handled in a well balanced way that it did not go too far. All of the different elements of the film worked together perfectly.
For any one who is familiar with John Carpenter, of whom I love, this film in some ways reminded me a little bit of his stuff. In fact when I came out of the film one of the first things I thought was, I have to know who directed this.
So I looked it up and the director's name is Drew Goddard, and this was his first time directing, so I am quite eager to see what he might come out with in the future. But I did find that he was a producer of Lost, and he was a writer for Cloverfield, which I loved.
I see him as having the potential for being a very creative visionary in the movie world.