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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:

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Budget:

$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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Fran Kranz received extensive prop and behavior training in order to capture the stoner persona of Marty. He received a two-hour joint rolling session and a separate bong lighting session from expert consultants. In addition to the famous travel-mug bong, a number of more subtle marijuana paraphernalia appear in the film. These include Marty's stash, his secret stash, a smaller pipe, a 'tulip-joint', and a joint kept in the pocket of his pants. The prop crew even designed the film's own brand of rolling papers, 'Smiling Buddha' papers. See more »

Goofs

When Dana is at the elevator main control station, the switches (for the individual elevators) on the control panel are inconsistently on/off between shots. 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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What the Hell Happened Here IMDb?
16 September 2012 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

I can only think that Drew Goddard (the director) paid desperate teams of unemployed people to work long hours through the night - weeks on end, without any rest - creating fake profiles on IMDb to rate this movie. Friends of friends of family of anyone involved, cast or crew, must have been promised untold riches and stardom in turn for their 10- star review.

It's that bad.

IMDb usually has a rating system you can trust - anything above 7 and it's usually worth throwing your money at - but not this one! If it was free I would have walked out. To be honest, I'm still not sure how this movie got backing, because it feels like it was made up during filming.

I'm not going to go into details because it's not worth that; but really, don't waste your time. The very basic storyline, where a cabin in the woods was setup for horror, showed some promise; but then sh*t just got weird. The End.


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