The Cabin in the Woods 
In Theaters: Apr 13, 2012 Wide
Rated R for profanity, drug use, sexuality, nudity and graphic violence.
Running time: 95 minutes
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: Drew Goddard
Written By: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard
At first blush, The Cabin in the Woods reads like your run-of-the-mill
slasher flick. After all, it revolves around unsuspecting teenagers isolated at
a secluded setting who suddenly find themselves stalked by a homicidal maniac.
Furthermore, at the picture’s point of departure, we’re introduced to five,
naïve college kids embarking on a weekend getaway by Winnebago to a lakefront
cottage located so far from civilization that it has no cell phone reception and
can’t be tracked by GPS either.
Such a break off the grid is just what the doctor ordered for the overstressed quintet assembled by Curt (Chris Hemsworth), a jock who’s been blessed with free use of a cabin by a long-lost cousin. Each of the classmates invited to join him represents a readily-identifiable horror film archetype. There’s Jules the blonde bimbo (Anna Hutchinson); Marty the wasted stoner (Fran Kranz); Dana the innocent virgin (Kristen Connelly); and Holden the straight-A student (Jesse Williams).
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