With The Cabin in the Woods officially on the horizon, we're sure to see the proverbial pedal hit the medal in terms of promotion. A lot people who've been following along haven't really grasped what the flick is about yet, even after the trailer. Time to shed a little light.
In a recent interview with Total Film, co-writer/producer Joss Whedon dropped the following on curious fans:
"It’s basically a very loving hate letter," he tells the site. “On some level it was completely a lark, me and Drew [Goddard, director] trying to figure out what the most fun we could have would be. 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 sung a little too far in that direction."
Indeed it has.
Look for the flick in theatres on April 13, 2012. Check out the trailer if you don't mind some spoilers. If you do ... stay away!
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.