The Cabin in the Woods

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I watched this movie on Hulu.

I had heard good things about this film for years, but never got around to watching it. I didn't really know what it was about till I started listening to the SinCast (the podcast for CinemanSins), and them talking about it.
so I gave it a watch, and I loved it!

A very cleaver spoof of horror movies and their tropes, while also celebrating them at the same time and actually being a good horror/slasher film on it's own right. And it did it without feeling at all like Scream. It's funny, it's subversive, and very well written. I've heard some people don't like the ending, and sure there are a couple issues with it, but I loved how it ended. Felt like the perfect ending.

To give a summery of this movie would ruin some of the surprise, and I would advice going into this movie blind.

Mistake Status: N/A.

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The Cabin in the Woods is a wild ride of a movie that celebrates-and criticizes-the horror genre, drawing inspiration from and poking gory fun at a multitude of films in a furious pace while telling the story of a group of young adults whose fun getaway becomes a slaughter as improbable things related to scientists monitoring the group torment them! If your idea of fun is to see parodies of horror and then watch everything run amok, this might be the film for you! Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and several Avengers films, among others) wrote and produced this dark comedy horror with enough restraint for it not to approach the silliness of the Scary Movie franchise while maintaining laughs and a grisly body count.

Erik M.

A hilarious and clever love letter to basically the entire genre of horror films.

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Continuity mistake: Before Dana and Marty enter the control room and release all the monsters into the control centre, there is a thermos flask and a torch sitting next to each other on the control room's desk. But once they enter the control room, the position of the thermos flask and torch have changed without anyone touching them.


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The Director: This is all most unpleasant. I know you can hear me. I hope you'll listen. You won't get out of this complex alive. What I want you to try to understand is that you mustn't. Your deaths will avert countless others. You've seen horrible things: an army of nightmare creatures. And they are real. But they are nothing compared to what lies beneath us. There is a greater good, and for that you must be sacrificed. Forgive us... And let us end it quickly.

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Trivia: Actual "Cannabis Experts" were brought in to consult with actor Fran Kranz, so he could properly portray a convincing stoner in the film.

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Question: Who overrode the tunnel's explosion? Was it Marty since he had access to the system from the maintenance hatch?

Answer: It's stated that the tunnel should have blown hours ago, so the initial failure is most likely human error, that the order to blow the tunnel simply didn't get through to the demolition team on schedule. The subsequent problem blowing it up is referred to as being related to "a glitch up top", later stated as a "power re-route upstairs". While not stated outright, the only plausible explanation is that this was, as you rightly stated, due to Marty messing around with the equipment that he found in the hatch.

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