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The Cabin in the Woods

Released: 13/04/2012 General release
Think Cabin Fever, Wrong Turn or the classic Evil Dead II: something very bad is going to happen when a group of people head out to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. However, with Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon and Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard collaborating again, and promising to turn the stereotype on its head; this is going to be far from predictable. For more information visit: http://discoverthecabininthewoods.com/ Buy: http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_info/m12087/Cabin_In_The_Woods/ Watch:
85%
The Observer“A forceful, funny, frightening and ingenious horror flick...” It ends apocalyptically, and is ultimately a postmodernist, self-referential metaphor for horror movies, their makers and their audience...
 
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Guardian“Smart and sophisticated...” Ashrewd, ingenious look at the programmatic elements of the genre, a satire that is also a lenient celebration, and it could wind up being a set text in any MA course in horror. But however smart and sophisticated this film is, it may disappoint...
 
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80 %
The Telegraph“Analysis is jettisoned for pure entertainment...” Very occasionally, a film comes along with a twist so seismically satisfying, it inspires a kind of cinematic Omertà, forbidding anyone who has seen it from discussing it with anyone who hasn’t...
 
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90%
Film4“Set to emerge as the year's best horror movie...” Funny and smart, but also thoroughly heartfelt, in the best, most sweet-natured way possible - a world away from the cynical snark the label 'postmodern horror' might suggest. Set to emerge as the year's best horror movie...
 
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Empire“A fun ride — but not quite a Scream...” Part Evil Dead, part The Truman Show, part Arthur Christmas... For horror hounds who love a larf, and those of us who always wondered exactly what that dry-ice stuff that rises out of the forest-floor moss is. A fun ride — but not quite a Scream...
 
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80 %
Little White Lies“Makes, shakes, bakes, has and eats its horror cake...” The film is also an ingeniously plotted and witty reflex on the horror genre itself, as well as its voyeuristic audience and its cathartic function...
 
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80 %
Total Film “super-slick love/hate letter to horror...” Even talk about The Cabin In The Woods in general terms, with evasive hints and contextual references, is to alert viewers to dog-leg plot turns they’d be better off stumbling upon alone...
 
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Time Out“Breathlessly entertaining...” Its avalanche of ideas and invention have the potential to revitalise the genre but, like ‘Scream’, it could also result in a stream of lazy knock-offs. But if this truly is the last word in great horror, you couldn’t ask for a better epitaph.
 
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