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The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  13 April 2012 (USA)
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Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

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Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios, but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. However, there's far more going on than meets the eye. Written by garykmcd

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

La cabaña del terror  »

Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,743,614 (USA) (13 April 2012)

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$42,043,633 (USA) (6 July 2012)
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Trivia

In the dialogue between Sitterson and Hadley about the Buckner family ("they are zombified backwoods idiots, but they are OUR zombified backwoods idiots") spoofs a famous quote from a 1948 Time Magazine article regarding Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza ("he might be a son of a bitch, but he is our son of a bitch"). See more »

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When Dana is down on the dock after she escapes from the vehicle in the lake, one of the male Bruckner zombies lifts her up over his head and throws her down on the dock. It is clearly a dummy and not the actress or a stunt double that is being lifted up over the zombie's head and thrown on the dock, as the legs are somewhat bent at the knee and remain frozen in that position the entire time. Once the dummy hits the dock and rolls once or twice, the camera angle changes and we see the actress who plays Dana on the dock pushing herself up after being "thrown". See more »

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[first lines]
Hadley: It's... hormonal. I mean, I don't... usually fall back on, you know, women's issues, but...
Sitterson: But child-proofed how? Gates and stuff?
Hadley: Dude, she did the drawers. We don't even know if this whole fertility thing's gonna work. She screwed in these little jobbies where you can't even open the drawers.
Sitterson: At all?
Hadley: No, they open, you know, like an inch. Then you gotta dig your finger in. I mean, it's a nightmare.
Sitterson: I guess sooner or later...
Hadley: Yeah, well, a *lot* later. She did the *upper* ...
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Be By Myself
Written by Asher Roth and Oren Vael
Performed by Asher Roth
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An anti-horror horror movie
1 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is a horror movie that is poking fun at horror movies and movies in general. So if you're looking for a film that you can cradle a scared lady-friend to, this is not the one.

To anyone who has watched Southpark's Britney Spears episode you will know the parallel that Matt Stone & Trey Parker drew between our modern culture glorifying and then using celebrities up as an ancient sacrifice to the gods to ensure a good harvest. This movie does the same- by creating a reality TV type scenario that the main characters walk into. But it takes it a step further, in showing how the horror movie clichés (joker, jock, slut, nerd and virgin) can be seen as a more elaborate version of this kind of sacrifice ; and horror is the genre that supplies an endless stream of blood to satisfy this ancient need.

But the characters are so much more than clichés- in the movie they actually are noticing how they are falling/being cast into these roles and being less and less human, less and less themselves. That in itself has me tipping my hat to the writers. Joss Whedon you clever beast!

As to it not being pure horror- that's the point of the movie. I was enjoying the commentary that the narrative made while it developed and because i didn't know where it was heading and why things were happening, it kept me on edge and interested to the very end.

At one point I was sitting there thinking - wow this movie must have been so much fun to make! It was definitely fun to watch.


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