Bloody good slasher flick

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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.

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