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'Cabin In The Woods' Review Round Up

Cabin In The Woods Movie Review

Reviews of Cabin In The Woods can easily spoil the film.

The reviews for Cabin In The Woods are in, and for the most part, the critics are positive about the Joss Whedon’s horror-movie send-up.

The film has been one of the most closely guarded movies in recent times and the secrets have been kept under wraps for a reason. Therefore,  if you’re probing for reviews about this scary movie you should proceed with caution. Apparently anything that you learn about Cabin can spoil the show.

Christy Lemire of The Associated Press writes:

“Stop reading this review right now. Go see ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ then come back and we can have a conversation about it. Just trust me on this. The less you know going into it, the better.”

So on that note, here is a round up of some of the more spoiler-free reviews.


Cabin is so bent on switcherooing the heck out of us that it ends up resembling a TV soap.” — Chris Hewitt, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Fresh: “A dazzling blend of scary movie clichés and self-referential callouts subverted by a mind-warping twist that the writers roll out slowly from the beginning rather than saving for a conventional 11th-hour gotcha!” — Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International


“Some dialogue will remind audiences of the sassy sarcasm tossed off in the face of monstrous creatures in Whedon’s cult TV series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, episodes of which Goddard also co-wrote.” — Claudia Puig, USA Today

Is it Scary:

“With compulsive effort that is meant to feel like giddy abandon, they have tried to make a horror movie that is frightening, original and knowing, all at the same time. Two out of three is not bad, given the difficulty of the task. A wink can sometimes undermine a scare. Novelty and genre traditionalism often fight to a draw. Too much overt cleverness has a way of spoiling dumb, reliable thrills.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times


“If ‘Scream’ was a meta-hack-’em-up, ‘Cabin’ takes five giant steps back to reveal a wider canvas, gleefully jumbling together every kind of modern horror picture, paranoid-conspiracy thrillers, ‘Matrix’-style sci-fi, and a dollop of H. P. Lovecraft. Is it scary? Not especially. But there are enough gory surprises around every bend to keep you laughing/screaming/cringing.” — David Edelstein, New York


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