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Don’t Spoil Yourself or The Cabin in the Woods

With a handful of big summer blockbusters being released in the coming months (The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, etc), it’s really a much lesser known movie that I’m really excited for.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be in line opening night for the other movies, but there is just something about The Cabin in the Woods that has me on pins and needles.

 

 

The Cabin in the Woods is the brainchild of Joss Whedon (BtVS, Angel, Firefly, The Avengers, and the list goes on) and Drew Goddard (the writer of Cloverfield).  The two set out to make a horror movie about a group of young adults who visit a cabin in the woods.  Simple enough, right?  I think we’ve all seen a few versions of that.  The catch, it is supposed to throw away all the stereotypical horror tropes right out the window.  And that’s all we know about it.

The movie opened last night at the SXSW Festival (http://sxsw.com/) to rave reviews by fans and critics.  And that is all that I know.  And that is all that I wish to know.  I even stopped reading a review once the writer said he could think of no way to talk about the movie without giving away spoilers.

In a time where on set photos (as even I wrote about here) and reports give us greater access to a movie before the release than ever before, it is refreshing to have a movie that we know very little about.  Even the trailer doesn’t give us much.  It just lets us know something is not right, and I think that is the best way to market this movie.  Go see it because you don’t know what it is about.

This movie is primed to affect the horror genre in much the same way that Scream did, s0 do yourself a favor and grab your smartphone and markdown this date (or use a calendar if you still have one):  April 13th.  That is the release for this movie.  Then watch the trailer once or twice.  That’s all you need to do.  Don’t read any reviews or interviews.  Don’t do a search for behind the set images or videos.  The secret behind the cabin will be revealed to you when you see the movie.  Just as long as you don’t spoil it for yourself.

J.

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