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"The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror film directed and co-written by Drew Goddard and co-written and produced by Joss Whedon. It stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, and Jesse Williams. The film was released on April 13, 2012.
The project began filming in March 2009 and completed on May 29, 2009, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Joss Whedon co-wrote the script with Cloverfield screenwriter Drew Goddard, who also directed the film, marking his directorial debut. Goddard previously worked with Whedon on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel as a writer. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on November 3, 2010, but the film was still released as one of MGM's last pre-Spyglass films in development.
Whedon described the film as an attempt to revitalize the horror genre which he, along with director/co-writer Goddard, felt had 'devolved' with the introduction of 'torture porn'. He called it a 'loving hate letter' to the genre, continuing:
'On another level it's a serious critique of what we love and what we don't about horror movies. I love being scared. I love that mixture of thrill, of horror, that objectification/identification thing of wanting definitely for the people to be alright but at the same time hoping they’ll go somewhere dark and face something awful. The things that I don't like are kids acting like idiots, the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances. Drew and I both felt that the pendulum had swung a little too far in that direction.'
As of July 4, 2012, the film has grossed $41,984,687 in North America, along with $21,922,395 in other territories, for a worldwide total of $63,907,082. The film has received a high critical acclaim; based on 191 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently holds a 90% approval rating from critics, with an average score of 7.7/10. Aggregate reviewer Metacritic gave the film a 72 out of 100, based on 40 reviews, indicating 'generally favorable reviews.'
The reviewers for Spill.com praised the film, calling it a 'game-changer' and saying it was on par with classic genre-bending horror films like Evil Dead II, giving it their highest rating of 'Better than Sex.'"
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
Yet Even More Coffee
Random Potato Chip Shards
... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's super special Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety FOR FREE! And because I rock is why.
But lets go over a few theater rules first. Firstly, there's absolutely no talking allowed in Steve's Theater during our feature and any and talkers WILL be given a live organ transplant!
Also, no cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. No open flames. Gays are accepted, however. Dispose of all trash in its proper receptacle. And please, absolutely NO TEXTING! Very serious about that one.
And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
ENJOY THE SHOW, Y'ALL!