Posts Tagged ‘Cabin in the Woods’
Director: Fede Alvarez
Screenwriters: Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues
Length: 1h 31m
Mia (Jane Levy), her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez), and a few of their friends are retreating to an old family-owned cabin deep in the woods in order to seclude Mia from everyday life. The reason for this is because Mia is trying desperately to force herself to kick her drug addiction, but needs the others’ help. Once at the cabin, however, evidence of an evil presence reveals itself in the form of a book with demonic incantations. After reading from the book the group begins suffering an onslaught of the foulest, most gruesome terrors they could ever imagine, until only one of them is left to survive the emergence of evil incarnate.
Director: Drew Goddard
Screenwriters: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
Length: 1h 35m
Synopsis: Five painfully typical college students escape to a cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway, where they are helpless to and unaware of the manipulations of a secret organization that’s trying to orchestrate their deaths at the hands of supernatural evils. The cabin itself rests on a secluded plot of land that is cut-off from the outside world, and underneath it is where the horror waits to be unleashed. Through various means the organization encourages the nubiles to break the appropriate genre rules so as to warrant their imminent deaths, which come at the hands of a randomly selected terror. The peculiar thing about all of this is that the puppeteers of the organization do not bother with such elaborate plotting for their own twisted amusement. Indeed, they do it for a much greater cause. But what on Earth could that be?