'Cabin in the Woods' Reviews Promise Shockingly Twisted Fun (VIDEO)

Cabin in the Woods

It's been a while since I've seen a really good horror movie. Like a crying-in-the-parking-lot-afterwards kind of horror movie (that was Paranormal Activity for me, don't hate). Being that it's Friday the 13th, what better day to scare the hell out of yourself at the movies? And whaddya know, The Cabin in the Woods hits theaters nationwide today, too. Something tells me that was not a coincidence.

Written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creators Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods follows five teenagers as they take a road trip, break down on the road, and find themselves at an abandoned cabin ... in the woods. They wanted a wild and crazy vacation, but throw in a few zombies and a creepy science lab, and they end up getting a lot more than they bargained for.

Let's check out the movie reviews to see what the critics have to say ...


 Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly:

The movie's biggest surprise may be that the story we think we know from modern scary cinema -- that horror is a fun, cosmic game, not much else -- here turns out to be pretty much the whole enchilada.

 Mary Pols, TIME Magazine:

The Cabin in the Woods should stir some self-reflection. At the very least, it’s awfully entertaining and for Buffyfans, reason to put down the boxed sets and run off to the cinema.

Christy Lemire, Associated Press:

The Cabin in the Woods is as good as you've heard, or at least as good as you've hoped it would be, because it walks a very difficult line and manages to find the right tone pretty much the entire time.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:

... you won't see the end coming. This is not a perfect movie; it's so ragged, it's practically constructed of loose ends. But it's exciting because it ventures so far off the map.

Yikes! It sounds like we've got a real nail-biter on our hands. The main plot seems pretty typical, but the trailer promises that it's anything but. Check it out:

Will you be seeing The Cabin in the Woods?

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