Bloody good slasher flick
WHILE horror movies tend to follow the ‘‘ kill the young things’’ template that sees most of them churned out in exactly the same manner, it’s also a genre that sparks a lot of creativity and when one comes along that packs a whole lot of imagination into the mould, it really stands out and here one is. It takes the standard horror sub genre of that ‘‘ cabin in the woods’’ scenario, complete with pretty college kids ( including Aussie Chris ‘ Thor’ Hemsworth) and some nastiness . . . and then sets about blowing your mind. To reveal more about the goings- on just ruins the film’s overall impact, though you do know there’s something interesting afoot from the opening. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of clever business in your horror either, there’s more gore than you can look at and equally as much monster madness. Extras: ½ A lengthy, better than normal making- of featurette with director Drew Goddard and co- writer Joss Whedon contributing plenty and it also features a stack of behindthe- scenes footage, out- takes and interview snippets.
CLEVER HORROR: College kids, including Aussie Chris Hemsworth ( second from left) face some nastiness.