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The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, 2012) ... Best post-2000 horror film?

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04-15-2012, 08:28 PM
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Very fun film.

As far as best horror film since 2000? That title belongs to a Neil Marshall film, although I'm undecided to which one. Dog Soldiers or The Descent.
Personally mines drag me to Hell

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04-16-2012, 03:09 PM
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They give too much away in the trailers now.
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It really does just seem like a backwoods version of cube


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04-16-2012, 03:13 PM
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They give too much away in the trailers now. It really does just seem like a backwoods version of cube
I will never watch another trailer for it then and somehow I was able to not read the last part of your post either.

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04-16-2012, 03:21 PM
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I will never watch another trailer for it then and somehow I was able to not read the last part of your post either.
Sorry, I figured if it's in the trailer it can't be much of a spoiler. I corrected my post, hopefully it doesn't ruin the "twist" for anyone else.

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The modest extent that this clever but lightweight movie works is the extent to which The Cabin in the Woods isn't a horror movie at all but more like a riff on Men in Black gone berserk.

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Personally mines drag me to Hell
That's a really good one too, but I know for a fact that I enjoyed it as fun entertainment rather than fun scary entertainment.

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04-17-2012, 02:37 AM
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Comparing this to Drag Me To Hell is a slap to that movie. I loved Drag Me To Hell and I love Evil Dead. This movie however left me puzzled as to how anyone thought this was some groundbreaking, game changer to the horror genre. It was an insult to the horror genre. Literally, as that's what the writers did the whole time.. insult the genre with their writing.

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04-17-2012, 06:15 AM
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I saw this Sunday night on a whim knowing nothing else but the Rottentomatoes score (I don't really see as many movies as I used to because most ciniplex movies are terrible these days, IMO).

Very entertaining and original movie I thought. Had a lot of Tarantino flavor to it. I'd recommend it for sure.

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Comparing this to Drag Me To Hell is a slap to that movie. I loved Drag Me To Hell and I love Evil Dead. This movie however left me puzzled as to how anyone thought this was some groundbreaking, game changer to the horror genre. It was an insult to the horror genre. Literally, as that's what the writers did the whole time.. insult the genre with their writing.
It makes fun of dumb horror movie stereotypes that haven't changed. I was entertained, horror has been crap since the 90s

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04-17-2012, 04:38 PM
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It makes fun of dumb horror movie stereotypes that haven't changed. I was entertained, horror has been crap since the 90s
There's a reason horror has been a staple for many years.. people don't want it to change. I certainly didn't enjoy watching some pretentious babble about the stagnate state of horror that was supposed to be smart and clever.

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04-17-2012, 04:40 PM
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Wait...people actually enjoyed Drag Me to Hell as a horror movie?

I couldn't stop laughing in the theaters.

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04-17-2012, 06:26 PM
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Wait...people actually enjoyed Drag Me to Hell as a horror movie?

I couldn't stop laughing in the theaters.
Hahaha I agree with this one.

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04-17-2012, 06:34 PM
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There's a reason horror has been a staple for many years.. people don't want it to change. I certainly didn't enjoy watching some pretentious babble about the stagnate state of horror that was supposed to be smart and clever.
It was clearly an homage to the genre, poking fun at all the cliches and conventions as a lighthearted examination. If you read it as a venomous mockery, it must have gone over your head.

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04-17-2012, 11:22 PM
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I heard it's basically a modern day Scream.

Super meta and super tongue-in-cheek.

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04-17-2012, 11:42 PM
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I enjoyed it. Less of a horror film than a comedy highlighting everything people love/hate about horror movies. Although it has all the gore of a horror film.

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I heard it's basically a modern day Scream.

Super meta and super tongue-in-cheek.
Yeah but Scream actually had scary moments. The Cabin in the Woods did not have that atmosphere at all.

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04-18-2012, 12:46 AM
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Great movie, especially watching it in the new dynamic seats. Also, make sure you get really stoned before you watch it.

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04-18-2012, 03:52 AM
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Right up there with 21 jump st. for comedy of the year, asian scene, moto scene, elevator scene made me laugh out loud, literally. God that was awesome.

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04-18-2012, 06:54 AM
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Comparing this to Drag Me To Hell is a slap to that movie. I loved Drag Me To Hell and I love Evil Dead. This movie however left me puzzled as to how anyone thought this was some groundbreaking, game changer to the horror genre. It was an insult to the horror genre. Literally, as that's what the writers did the whole time.. insult the genre with their writing.
I wasn't comparing it to Drag Me, I just said Drag Me was my favorite because it had a ton of atmosphere, some jumps, a half decent story (didn't like the plot of this one), and was funny as hell at the same time. It had everything. This left me wanting.

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04-22-2012, 01:07 PM
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It's sad this movie isn't getting more recognition. It has some pretty positive reviews from both Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, and it's a really fun movie to watch. It's been a disappointment at the box office though which is a shame, only grossed $27M in it's first two weeks.

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04-23-2012, 01:12 AM
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It's sad this movie isn't getting more recognition. It has some pretty positive reviews from both Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, and it's a really fun movie to watch. It's been a disappointment at the box office though which is a shame, only grossed $27M in it's first two weeks.
The horror genre is a tough one to make big bucks off of. On one hand, you lose the younger audience because of the rating, and on the other hand, you have adults who think they're above seeing horror flicks. So you're "stuck" with the tiny niche of viewers who truly love well-executed/told horror, which is not to be confused with torture porn, which is what crap like the Saw franchise is which, ironically enough, makes huge bucks. Happy to see Whedon poke fun at/criticize the genre rather than sell-out with some gross-out Saw ****.

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04-23-2012, 06:21 AM
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I enjoyed it. Less of a horror film than a comedy highlighting everything people love/hate about horror movies. Although it has all the gore of a horror film.
This is how I would describe it, I was hoping for something good because it was Whedon that wrote it.

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04-23-2012, 07:25 AM
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It's sad this movie isn't getting more recognition. It has some pretty positive reviews from both Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, and it's a really fun movie to watch. It's been a disappointment at the box office though which is a shame, only grossed $27M in it's first two weeks.
That's really not that bad for a horror flick (or a rated "R" movie in general).

It's budget was $30M, so it will make back its money easily and then some. Which is about all you can ask for from a horror film.

Horror movies generally seem to make a lot more money after their theatre run.

Look at a movie like Wrong Turn. It was generally considered a success and it only made about $3M domestically after you factor in the budget. When you add in whatever profits they get from foreign sales, it cut a big enough budget to warrant 3 sequels (albeit direct to DVD).

Drag Me To Hell and The Hills Have Eyes are considered two of the biggest horror films in the past ~5 years as far as success goes and they both made ~$42M. Drag Me To Hell even had the advantage of being rated PG-13.

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04-23-2012, 11:35 AM
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I'm just now learning that Drag Me To Hell was successful, and I haven't yet wrapped my head around that. Such a terrible movie start to finish.

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Why are we calling this movie horror?

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