There will be blood
FANS of quality modern horror should make a beeline for this surprisingly fresh and inventive slasher flick, during its limited season.
The support of similar devotees was instrumental in gaining The Cabin in the Woods a release of any kind in Australia.
Despite decent box- office receipts and widespread critical acclaim in the US, this was going straight to DVD here until those in the know vented their outrage on Facebook and Twitter. A salute to all who moved a PC mouse in anger.
So what can be safely revealed about The Cabin in the Woods? Not much, I’m afraid. Yes, there is a cabin. Yes, it is in the woods. And yes, a collection of shopping catalogue- model teens is destined to be selectively ripped to shreds.
But that is only half of a much bigger picture, and it is what transpires in the unmentionable other 50 per cent of the movie that franks The Cabin In The Woods’ gilt- edged reputation.
I’m not going to be the one to spoil the real fun on offer here. And if you know what’s good for you, stay off the internet and don’t read another word until after the movie. Trust me on this: the wild turns it intends to make will bank more steeply and swoop more with next- to- no advance inkling.
Let’s just say that if you trust in all things Joss Whedon ( director of the recent Avengers triumph), the mere mention of his skilful and inventive co- scripting collaboration with talented Drew Goddard will be recommendation enough. Now showing Village Cinemas ( ends Thursday)