Sometimes it is such a blessing if you have not seen,read,heard about a film. I walked into this one with only one piece of information that it was written and produced by the director of The Avengers and boy am i a glad to discover this film!
It opens up unlike any horror film i have seen recently. Two men having an inane conversation.The mood and setting is not what you expect a horror film to open with. The frame freezes abruptly while they are talking and the title appears. Next we see a bunch of friends getting ready to leave for a weekend of fun. What follows is a horror film so fresh and pulp, something unlike i have seen in recent times. It's a film which Tarantino and friends would have loved to make. Director Drew Goddard spoofs all the horror film cliches and has a ball of a time adding bizarre things to it. By the time it ends the film had reached a meta level which i had never imagined it would. Non horror fans might find all of it difficult to digest but i was like a kid in a candy store while watching the climax. Chris Hemsworth is the only known face in the film and his look is pre Thor and Avengers.
Word of mouth - The cabin in the woods comes across as a film that came out when a bunch of doped out moviebuffs got together to re imagine a slasher horror film.
Rating - **** (very good)
ticket meter - definitely worth a visit to the theatre.