There’s many out there that did not like The Cabin in the Woods. I did. And I think it qualifies to be featured on Zombie Film Fridays!
Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. There’s far more going on however than meets the eye as the five campers are all under observation.
My Rating: A
Interesting Facts: In the scene where Jules kisses the wolf head on the wall, the wolf’s tongue is covered in powdered sugar to give it a dusty look and to make the scene tolerable for the actress, The entry date in the book they read from is April 4th; the same day that the George Orwell novel 1984 begins and the Latin that Dana reads from the diary is: “Dolor supervivo caro. Dolor sublimus caro. Dolor ignio animus.” It means: Pain outlives the flesh. Pain raises the flesh. Pain ignites the spirit.
4 thoughts on “Zombie Film Fridays: The Cabin in the Woods”
I really enjoyed this film, it was very original, and I really liked the dark humour! Brilliant!
There are people that called it unoriginal but I found it refreshing compared to the rest 🙂
I absolutely loved this movie. I thought it was incredibly original considering it played on the cliché scenario of teenagers getting killed in the woods. Also, the last fifteen minutes of the movie is some of the most fun I’ve had with any movie in a long time.
One of my favorite lines:
Woman: That’s not fair! I had zombies too!
Sitterson: Yes, you had Zombies. But this is Zombie Redneck Torture Family. Entirely separate thing. It’s like the difference between an elephant and an elephant seal.
Two severed thumbs way up! How could anyone NOT like this movie?!
I have to agree with you Greg – I loved it!