Liz Campbell (Wooden Overcoats, No Space for Heroes) and Zac Fortais-Gomm (The Orphans) return to Flixwatcher to review Zac’s choice The Cabin in the Woods.

The Cabin in the Woods is a 2011 horror/mystery/sort of comedy. Directed by Drew Goddard with a screenplay from Joss Whedon it also features an early Chris (Thor) Hemsworth performance. The Cabin in the Woods begins like many other teen horror films with a group of college students who decide going away to stay in a remote house in the middle of nowhere. Ignoring the warnings from weirdos they quickly become part of a game that is much bigger than the viewer (probably) expected.

 

The premise is that they are all part of a ritual to appease the blood gods and Sigourney Weaver (in a fun cameo) and messing with this will unleash every monster imaginable. The Cabin in the Woods has some fun playing with typical horror stereotypes and but in over winking at the audience it neglects the audiences interest in the outcome of the characters.

Scores

Episode Crew Name Recommendability
Score
Repeat
Viewing
Score
Small
Screen
Score
Engagement
Score
Overall
Score
Liz 3.2 4 2.5 4.25 3.4875
Zack 5 4.5 3.8 4.25 4.3875
Helen 3.5 4 4 4 3.875
Kobi 4 2 5 3.5 3.625
3.925 3.625 3.825 4 3.84375

A mixed film – it does some of the horror well, some parts are pretty funny (Curt’s death) and the monsters in the monster store are pretty creepy – but it asks too many questions and it feels a bit half baked. The reaction from Flixwatcher and guests was also a bit mixed, The Cabin in the Wood scores 3.84 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen The Cabin in the Woods? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

Episode #134 Crew Links

 

Thanks to the Episode #134 Crew of  Liz Campbell @LizxCampbell from Wooden Overcoats @OvercoatsWooden and No Space for Heroes and Zack Fortais-Gomm @zackfg from The Orphans @orphansAudio

 

Find their websites online at: https://www.woodenovercoats.com/ and  https://www.orphanspod.com/

Please make sure you give them some love

 

 

More about The Cabin in the Woods

 

For more info on The Cabin in the Woods, you can visit  The Cabin in the Woods IMDb page here or  The Cabin in the Woods Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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