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The Cabin in the Woods

Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly | R | 3 Stars


From the minds of horror buffs and proven smart guys Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, Cabin is unquestionably sharper than your usual spooky fare. No sooner do five college kids pack up for a weekend in the woods than we realize someone is following them and that this someone might have more control over their fates than they do. To say more would be to ruin the film’s puckish agenda to upend every ghoulish trick we’ve come to know and mock. Still, I can’t shake the notion that a really good horror spoof, especially one as clever as this one, should be scarier and funnier.