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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If something is chasing you... split up. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La cabaña del terror  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Maya Massar claimed that it took 8 hours to apply her makeup for the character of Mother Buckner the first time. She noted that after the first application it still took between 4 and 6 hours to apply her makeup for each day of filming. 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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References Ghost (1990) See more »


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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I mean, come on, this is pure schlock.
19 April 2012 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Too much is not enough for this twisted tale of disgusting horror and despair. Are our minds so warped that we find this nonsense entertaining? They should pay you to watch this one. Let's see, Ah yes they had to save the director's role for, surprise, Sigourney Weaver. And it's too bad Bradley Whitford can't find decent roles for his acting talent. What really gets my goat is that movie critics, who are supposed to be discriminating, gave this movie high marks. You suckered me in. I hope I don't have nightmares over this, but, of course I'm too sophisticated for that, aren't I??? Or perhaps we're all too damned naive.

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