There will be blood

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Eguide Movies - LEIGH PAATSCH

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)

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