Directed by Drew Goddard. Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Fran Kranz, Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams, Brian White, Amy Acker, Jodelle Ferland, Tim De Zarn. (R, 92 mins)
Completed in 2009 and left in limbo by MGM's financial woes until Lionsgate ended up acquiring it, the much-anticipated THE CABIN IN THE WOODS has been generating over two years worth of buzz that it was a game-changer of a horror film like nothing we've ever seen before. Contributing to the chatter was the involvement of producer/co-writer/cult-TV god Joss Whedon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, FIREFLY, ANGEL, DOLLHOUSE, DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG) and director/co-writer Drew Goddard (writer of CLOVERFIELD and veteran of BUFFY, ANGEL, ALIAS and LOST). To call these two critics' and fanboy darlings would be an understatement, so the question is, does THE CABIN IN THE WOODS live up to the hype? Mostly, yes.
|Lionsgate's original poster art for the October|
2011 release, which got bumped to April 2012.