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THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2011) – FILM REVIEW


It was with great excitement that I pressed play on Drew Goddard’s 2011 horror flick THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. With rave reviews aplenty, I was sure to be in for a treat – wasn’t I? Well, actually, no. If you like your horror films not horrifying, your scary movies with no scares, and your thrillers with no tension, than I guess it’s worth a watch. Whilst not entirely bad, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS certainly isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

It all started so promisingly; 5 kids head out to a secluded cabin in the woods, they ignore the obligatory warning from the hillbilly, redneck at the gas station – this is your standard stalk and slash formula, now chuck in a little bit of originality and we’re going on the ride of our lives! Hang on, I said ‘a little bit’ - I’m not about to