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Nordling here.

This film's been waiting for release for a couple of years now, and I've been anxiously waiting for it since I first heard that Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard would be taking on the haunted cabin genre.  I haven't read the script, although I know there's some second and third act twists that pretty much turn the genre on its ear.  Some shots from the trailer suggest that it might be more of a genre hybrid than I thought.  For that reason, I'm marking this a spoiler because I had no idea that a hybrid movie was even a possibility.  I love the new poster we premiered several days ago and I hope to get to see this soon.  Here's the new trailer, courtesy of Yahoo Movies:

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS opens April, 2012.  Nordling, out.

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  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead meets The Cube

    by Blu Gilliand

    Looks interesting.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Fuck Cabin In The Woods...

    by Mike Holdbrook

    Where's the Prometheus Trailer!

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    A Star is Born meets Mogambo

    by Michael Lunney


  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Ummmm... worst Scooby-Doo episode EVER!

    by impossibledreamers

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Total garbage

    by teddy_duchamp

    Hollywood has run out of ideas and is now mashing up as many genres and concepts as possible, resulting in cluster fucks like this

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by kurtisaurus

    Did not expect the genre mashup. Wish they would quit pushing the date on this one but at least they're committing to a release finally.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by cea


  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Youre shitting me

    by tomdolan04

    This is the project AICN keeps on banging on about saying 'release it noooow'. <p> I know Whedon likes his to be 'hip' but if someone told me this was a parody of a horror movie I would have seriously bought it. <p> Christ when the dude at the garage type place at 0:37 ish turns up I thought he was going to say in the South Park voice "Yaaa don't wanna go daaawn that raaad". Every single beat of the movie is laid out here and you can probably guess in which order each of the trendy hipsters gets picked off if you try hard enough. <p> I don't like to hate but fuck this. And fuck Whedon too. Buffy was quite good in places granted but when I look at Whedons work on scripts and other pieces man he blows. <p> Calling Firefly Defence League To The Rescue in 5....

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    where else would a cabin be

    by cea

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    next film: Boat in the water

    by cea

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    In Whedon we trust

    by Jesse Kroh

    Command me, oh great master!

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Car On The Pavement

    by cea

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Black Guy In the NBA

    by cea

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    sooo literal

    by cea

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    tomdolan04 - Agreed on all but one point...

    by Joe Jones

    The death order is easy - reverse order of billing in the credits.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Wery Interesting...

    by fain88

    "The lambs have passed through the gate. They are come to the killing floor." I'm in. As if I wasn't already. How 'bout, I'm STILL in.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Didn't expect the tech angle twist

    by Kammich

    Looks like a hodgepodge of "Evil Dead" and something like "Sleuth." Not sure if it will work, but I'm intrigued that its not a straight shot at the cabin horror sub-genre. Not to mention, Kristen Connolly is flat-out fucking adorable. So it gets points there.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Topher from Dollhouse!

    by Titus05

    good to see Whedon give him another gig trailer looks a bit corny...and they gave away too much with the shadowy gov't agents controlling shit

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Heh Heh Heheh

    by tomdolan04

    They said 'do you want to go down at the end'.Heh. Do you get it. It's like. A double meaning. <p> There's only one 'Cabin In The Woods' movie worth seeing and it's 30 fucking years old. And it wasn't the concept that sold that and moreover its sequel - it was the lughead charm of Campbell and the genuine shock and awe of the excess gore coupled with slapstick. Remaking the concept is meaningless without the actor to sell it. To remake the Evil Dead they don't just need to build another Cabin - they need to find something special in an up and coming charasmatic unknown and to be honest I'm struggling to name one in the last 5 years that hasn't fallen into the one note Cera, Hill, Rogen brigade <p>

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    "not on the GPS" - not possible

    by Ben

    The road might not be on the map, but the GPS will be able to pinpoint them.... Am I missing the point?

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    White On The Rice

    by Jeff

  • It kicks in right at the end. BWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! BWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!! Seriously, when did that shit start appearing on every Goddamn trailer.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by irc-Hollywood

    can you explain why this was delayed for 2 years, other than the movie is terri-bad?

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by tomdolan04

    True enough - but when you can take an educated guess not by looking at the credit roll but how the leads are dressed and where they're standing in relation to the camera, you're in trouble. Admittedly I'm speculating and again I don't want to be overly negative but the format of the trailer just looks garbage. Not even the tech military guys gave it any real edge. <p> It just looks so run of the mill. The Evil Dead, which is the film 99% of people on here will associate this with lets face it, was genius because it had absolutely bananas surreal moments throughout the trilogy and characters that didn't need to say in the car on the way "HEY THIS PLACE ISN'T EVEN ON GPS NOTHING CAN GO WRONG LOLOLOLOLOZ" to serve as context. <p> You want mash up? Stick Ash in the with his boomstick and see who walks out alive. Whose laughing nnnnooooooooooooooow

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    on the plus side this trailer makes the movie look batshit insane.

    by irc-Hollywood

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by Jeff

    Sorry. I just couldn't help climbing aboard the name game there. Not a bad trailer, though, I'd say. Semi-predictable at the beginning, but weirder as it went along. I'm not really a horror movie buff, but I might check this out. The fact there's computers and tobacky-spittin' rednecks and forcefields kind of got my attention. Hmm.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Script has been online for ages, words will be eaten!

    by James

    Seriously, if you have such little hope for this movie go ahead and read the script for it online. Is everybody a stereotype? yes. Is that old man at the run-down gas station something we've seen a million times? Yes. Do the characters increasingly do and say more and more stereotypical things as the scenario progresses? Yes. Is that the point of the entire movie? Yes. Not saying it's going to be amazing, way too early to tell, but based on the script, all of you saying "Hahaha this looks so predictable" or "It lookz lik every other horror movie lolz" are gonna be eating your words.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Not sure what people were expecting

    by Thurston_one

    to merit all the hate, unless it's just Whedon knee-jerk stuff. It's a genre horror film, anyone who's been paying attention knows it's going to repeatedly tweak the genres and conventions of horror films, the trailer doesn't do much to dissuade anyone of those ideas. Looks pretty well done for what it is, and maybe when it comes out we'll see that it's quite a bit more than that. And it's got dudes in creepy doll masks. I'm in.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    tomdolan04: It kinda IS a parody.

    by NinjaRap

    You're not supposed to know it at first, but that's actually the direction the whole thing ends up going... a weird self-aware parody with dark overtones.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Cabins aren't always in the woods.

    by NinjaRap

    Cabin on a Mountain. Cabin by a Stream. Cabin by the Lake. Cabin on a Farm. Hell, I've even seen Cabins by the Highway.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by Captain Mal

    Its because MGM was spiraling into bankruptcy. Same reason the next Bond flick and The Hobbit were delayed for so long.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Oops, that should've been directed at irc-hollywood

    by Captain Mal

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    The "twist" is Joss Whedon...

    by marineboy M. Night Shyamalan in disguise... ...who is a bastard child of Roger Corman. Pretty much got "crap fest" written all over it. I'll buy that for a dollar...but no more :)

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    ah right, cheers, same for the RED DAWN remake right?

    by irc-Hollywood


  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    "It looks like a parody"

    by tomdolan04

    Answer: It's supposed to. <p> Self Awareness of the genre expectations? From Whedon? Say it ain't so. <p> So wink winks to the camera throughout?

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Anna Hutchison

    by palewook

    google her in underbelly. great reason to see cabin.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Looks cool

    by David Cloverfield

    Whedon's biggest enemy is his rabid fanbase. I avoided his stuff for a pretty long time because of them. Then picked up a Buffy DVD and holy shit his Tv work is tons of fun. But people avoid his stuff, because they see the obsessive fanbase (and crazy show concepts) and start to resent the guy. Half of the haters here would find this trailer cool without whedon's name attached to it. (the other half is so full pf hate that no movie trailer would please them at this point)

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by malificus

    "Calling Firefly Defence League To The Rescue in 5...." ...awesome. But I did like Firefly.

  • and then they have a nice little struggle to see if there is unchangeable destiny or you can make it yourself, trying to fight the scriptwriter (god) at every turn. like final destination with an unseen 'writer' instead of 'death?' or is it more like the twilight zone where the people realize they are dolls in a salvation army barrel? or is it like cube? or is it like the OTHERS or SIXTH SENSE where they realize they are ghosts at the end? or any movie where people realize they are in a simulation or video game or movie or story? or any one of those patent twists that the twilight zone used it first over 50 years ago?

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    The Q Continuum have made a Farpoint net

    by The Nazi of Grammar

    around Joss's cabin? Or is it a holodeck?

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    The twist is...

    by paint163

    ...That its actually a shit movie from the begining rather than turning into one half way through.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    The inherent problem with...

    by jimmy_009

    ...this mashup is that you know ahead of time going in that it's a mashup. It's a surprise to the characters, but not to us. Imagine seeing this with no knowledge of the twist, then being totally surprised with what happens. That would actually be pretty cool. Unfortunately it's also impossible if you watch even a single trailer. Going in the filmmakers probably thought, 'this is gonna blow their minds'. Surely they also thought "of course, they'll already know about it before they even see it thanks to the marketing folks." Fucking marketing folks.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    The poster was nice...

    by truedog67

    ...too bad the movie looks like a heaping pile. Oh wait... Joss Whedon helped crap this turd?! Nevermind, it doesn't matter if it sucks, the geeks will eat up all the turds out of his hands... just like they are still munching on those Buffy turds...

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    It's Whedon

    by rakesh patel

    for buffy and angel, I shall watch.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    zombot: ''OMG is the twist...''

    by spacehog

    No, to all of those. I've tried a few things by Whedon here and there, never really got on the obsession train. And I don't know if I'll see this. But I did read the script, because people seemed so gaga over it and it's readily available online, and I felt like giving Whedon another shot, and I will say this: at least I had no idea what was coming, and I think the premise is actually pretty cool. The execution itself didn't really leave a lasting impression on me. But the central premise, I have to admit, is a clever one.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST



    i bet the 2 year delay had something to do with similar movie(s) coming out at the same time...even if this one twists what the other(s) were about. suits shuffle around release dates based on similar movies these days- we'll never have the kind of summer where deep star six, leviathan and the abyss all came out at the same time again...

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST



  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    spacehog- if the script is still free online, i'll give it a read


    it's actually good to hear that i was wrong on all counts. but we still have to be careful about what flicks we fork over money to these days, after all :)

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    People pushing buttons.......

    by paint163


  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Okay, just watched the trailer. I'm remembering more now.

    by spacehog

    Basically, yes, it's all very deliberately a cliche. The movie offers a reason for why all these stories stick so close to a formula. I don't recall any characters going all ''Scream'' and talking about how it feels like they're in a horror movie. It's more like every horror movie happened in this same universe, maybe in this same cabin. What other kinds of things, aside from movie formulas, have strict rules of observance that are followed very closely?

  • But that's because I already know the story...seriously, the story is pretty solid and I hope like hell they keep the ending I read. But knowing the premise is a bit like knowing how ''The Sixth Sense'' ends. I just can't imagine it would be much fun to sit through this, now that I've spoiled the fun of where it goes for myself.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    I almost shit my pants when they pulled the levers...

    by paint163

    ...what horrible CGI will be in store for us then..

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    I almost shit my pants when they pulled the levers...

    by paint163

    ..Thats even worse than pushing the buttons.....What horrible CGI will be unleased on us.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    This is like Serge's Annihilator 2000

    by aphextwin

    Microwave oven, CD Player, assault rifle and rocket launcher all in one bling bling machine. Uuhh yeah, good ol' Beverly Hils Cop 3

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    This is going to re-invent the haunted cabin genre

    by paint163

    Wow...those are big shoes to fill......

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST


    by Dominic Murray


  • Dec. 5, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    SIMON SAYS (Crispin Glover film) meets CUBE

    by Prague23

    And I enjoyed both of those films (the latter MUCH more than the former) so I'll probably see this.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Assassin's Creed in a Cabin - Pass.

    by zendavis

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    bloody spoilers!!

    by AsimovLives

    imagine going watch this movie without knowing anything about the SF twist. wouldn't that been great? bloody spoilers.

  • so there's that in it's favour.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Spacecraft in, uh, space

    by SoupBack

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Do the CGI monsters look real to them??

    by paint163

    Because they do not look real to me.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Do you guys ever....

    by Blu Gilliand

    ....WATCH a movie before passing judgement?

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Looks damn fun to me

    by Muldoon

    Seriously, why is everyone so pissy? I'm down. Looks like a popcorn fest.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    this is surviving the game meets evil dead..

    by paul burnett

    ..the bad guys have special fx fuck up our protagonoists...unleash demons on them an shit, rich guys killin like in hostel2 but with stan winston an rick baker in their corner.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Looks Promising....

    by 1TrueGod

    holding off on the script, would prefer virgin status for this one. Trailer wasn't great, but still looks promising....

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Not to worry re: government guys...

    by epitone

    They're revealed very early in the film. Most of the "twists" are pretty much shown upfront; as in any other horror movie, the tension comes from not knowing who will survive, or how.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Want to bet

    by Hemi23

    That it's the Govt testing suoer soldiers or some shit like that. Otherwise it looks pretty interesting. i'll definately check it out when it comes out on DVD. Don't see why so many people are dissing it before it's even out but thats what people on this site do right. do do do do right. Sensoria

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Can't wait, Goddard is brilliant.

    by brechtsky

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST

    brechtsky: you know its not Jean-Luc Godard right?

    by sunwukong86

    Just checking

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    seen it 2yrs ago

    by TheDonJohnSon

    caught an advance screeing a couple years back....its a "techy" Evil Dead movie with a few cameos and a shitty ending

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Spoiler in the trailer? Damned if you do, damned if you don't

    by Billy Goat

    The only people who would love this movie are the ones who are sick of cabin-in-the-woods type movies, and want to see the genre shaken up or mocked. So if you don't spoil the sci-fi twist in the trailer, you drive away the audience you're trying to reach, and only attract slasher fans who will hate the twist. It's a dilemma. How can you tell audiences who want a surprise, that your movie will surprise them, without spoiling the surprise?

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    david cloverfield got it right ...

    by DrMorbius

    ."Half of the haters here would find this trailer cool without whedon's name attached to it. (the other half is so full pf hate that no movie trailer would please them at this point)" I'm not a Whedonite(?), like a lot of his stuff, others not so much, but am interested enough to check this one out.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Why do people give their trailers to Yahoo movies!

    by Darth_AUGUSTUS

    Ever time I see the yahoo logo with a trailer announcement it's a big WTF moment. Their player sucks ass, never loads right, and constantly has to re-buffer. And Joss where is the ext Avengers trailer, TDKR is kicking your ass in pre-movie hype. This is when you start to leak, crappy versions of the trailer on the net, keep that: Holy shit I have to fucking see this! momentum going.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    EDIT: I meant next not ext.

    by Darth_AUGUSTUS

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    (silent child-like whisper) I believe in you, Peter. I mean, Joss.

    by sweeneydave

    Although I just couldn't fit my bleeding heart into your Dollhouse, that's only one small strike, my friend. I love your fun style of storytelling. I love that you can do funny and scary at the same time (like Gremlins or Trick r Treat). Maybe everything you create isn't always a fried gold feast for the starving public, but you've got a rather large niche of the world in the palm of your hand. And I, for one, am glad to be one of your fans. If fanboy sustenance is simply giving us something to be excited about and not letting us down - then you, my friend, are the winner of the bread. Keep on truckin'. (Or other such positive-reinforcement slash thank-you-note slash creepy-love-letter.)

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Well, I think it looks good.

    by rev_skarekroe

    And it's got a song by The Naked And Famous in the trailer, so right on.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Pus in the Wound

    by Queefer Sutherland

    It's got that really annoying guy from that really annoying show Dollhouse. I've loved everything Whedon's done until Dollhouse. He needs to leave that cast of losers out of his work. If I have to see Eliza Dushku ever again I'll scrape off my genitals with the Garden Weasel.

  • It just doesn't work in the trailer.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    I know the twist

    by ophicus2012

    bad acid trip, only if.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Not on GPS impossible? Yeah, right!

    by Zardoz

    Man, GPS has screwed me over so many times in rural areas because it can't find me, so yeah, it's entirely possible. It sees you, it just can't tell you where the fuck you actually are with ANY accuracy. (Happens in the city, too!)

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST


    by Zardoz

    I like the genre mashup for this film. It is definitely intriguing, and totally unexpected. I hope they pulled it off. I have faith in Whedon, for this and The Avengers. It's nice to see a Whedon-cast reunion, too. It's...shiny!

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    meh we've seen this story before

    by BBSloth

    despite what the poster says

  • We want us some Fred! And not in Much Ado about Nothing!

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    having read the script...spoiler thoughts

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    1. the gps thing can easily be explained due to the "cabin". if you can create a forcefield, im sure scrambler a cell reception is easy 2. the guy who played Topher on Dollhouse is gonna be everyones favorite character... to bad he (spoiler) dies 3. its less sci-fiey then you think 4. weed is awesome 5. its gonna be batshit insane... I still cant believe they put a fucking merman in it

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Then Jason X shows up...

    by Carmen

    ...And starts swinging some sleeping bag-encased teenage lesbians into a tree.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Spam in a cabin

    by Clio

    Haven't we seen this a hundred times or so?? Oh, well, it's horror, so count me in.

  • of this sort of film.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    well-produced on screen blood splattering mayhem?


    I'm in!

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Leslie Vernon trailer is better.

    by future help

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    clio... no u havent

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    but since youre in, I wont say anything bad to you

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST


    by TopHat

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Looks like a blast.

    by gotilk

    I will be there day one.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Too bad the trailer has to give away so much

    by Bass Ackwards

    I'm betting those involved would have loved to advertise this movie as another cabin in the woods horror flick, and have the audience find out the rest in the theater. But no studio would be ballsy enough to advertise without those money shots. Oh well.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    In fairness to the marketing team...

    by aedude01

    The "bird getting zapped" shot happens in the first ten minuets of the film. Also, Bradley Whitford of "West Wing" fame is in this, so it's bound to be at least watchable.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST


    by berserkrl

    So you dislike women, got it. Tell your therapist, not us.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 11:26 p.m. CST

    The last act is so ridiculous...

    by ImperialMarchFace

    ...that I just want to see this now. Just read the script, and it's a giant WTF. And the reveal of the people with the monitors orchestrating everything happens very early in the script, and is basically a source of comedy.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Curious Music Choice


    The Naked and Famous and Marilyn Manson in the same trailer?

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    I don't have a son...

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    But if I ever do, I'm either gonna take him to a cabin in the woods. Or I'm gonna promise to take him and then not take him, but the one thing that I will never do is not tell him that I'm taking him to a cabin in the woods, and then not take him.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST

    This movie will fail hard....

    by Bob

    The trailer itself is bad enough. If the script is true, especially the ending of the film, well it's absolute garbage. Was this supposed to be a "reimagining" of The Evil Dead flicks? Because those were great movies, with lots of laughs. This isn't. At all.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 2:08 a.m. CST

    I have a hard time understanding...

    by heks

    ...why, when the tagline is, "You think you know the story", people are surprised that some of the setup elements are predictable cliches you've seen a million times. That's kinda the point: Start from the cliche and THEN head in a different direction with it. If it wasn't using a cliche premise, you wouldn't think you knew the story. It seems that the point it to play with expectations, which necessarily requires that you first create the expectations before playing with them.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 3:20 a.m. CST


    by TheSquifster

    Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome!Awesome! did I miss anything?

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Trailer looks great! Anyone know where I can find the script?

    by Happyfat73

    I'm having trouble finding a download via the googles.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Spoiler Alert: The Movie

    by menacingphantom

  • It would have been perfect, gives a hint of what kind of movie it will be without ruining anything.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Read a spoilery script review for this online...

    by OptimusBob

    ...if the review is genuine and seemed to be from what i read; the ending is ten times worse than "Knowing". Here's the link, spoilers ahead obviously:

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Will be at BNAT

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Whedon will present it and probably also present some Avengers footage

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Whedon at BNAT

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    if he is there, I hope they will have security to protect him from Herc

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Maybe a game changer a few years ago..

    by A for Aristocrat

    I think the long release time is going to hurt it a little. The trailer looked like Ash was going to pop out at any second then after the bird I was pretty much waiting for Altair. for trying something different. The parody part is so over done that it is a cliche. I've heard the guy realizing how stupid splitting up is a dozen times now. There are a lot of good movies that are available now that have totally spun this concept on its head. Leslie Vernon is one and I've seen enough of Tucker and Dale to know I want to see it way more than Cabin. Finally, the trailer spoiler had to be done or you would only get die hard horror fans...word of mouth doesn't work like it used to. Its all about the opening weekend.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    'Race with the Devil' meets 'Evil Dead' meets 'FutureWorld'...

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...With Joss at the helm. this is gonna be cool, no matter what. Possibly epic....

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    not a bad thing....

    by Li75

    cube v evil dead gets me all kinds of interested!

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    I am a fan of Whedon, never got into Dollhouse though, but there's a reason

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    things stay on the shelf for a loong time. Take Wrong Turn, add a dash of Evil Dead, a heaping helping of The Truman Show, a bit of the holodeck from ST:TNG....put in a blender and voila. After Tucker & Dale, does the genre even need revisiting regardless of whatever "twists and turns"? And this was held by Lionsgate? I thought they release, even direct to DVD, anything...

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Here is the script...

    by ImperialMarchFace </p> The script review that optimusbob posted is genuine.

  • Firstly you have to realize one thing: The cabin & subgenre is full of homages to famous predecessors of the genre. For every one into it, it's always a pleasure to find those familiarities. The "Gas Station" guy has been one of those since I believe "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". Stuff like that is almost like a secret code for fans. Now this very movie seems to turn this "nodding" to a higher level: It becomes part of the story. The first 30 seconds of this Trailer are supposed to look and feel like every other Cabin-movie ever made - thats the whole point of it. The Trailer wouldn't work as good as it does otherwise. As far as it looks to me what this movies really about is(I mean the subtext): Turning the creative team of horror film making against the protagonists. There tools are the cliches of 40(?) years of horror gruesomeness. The elements are not supposed to be original. They never pretend to be. However, the way they are put together very much is. I'm looking very much forward to the movie.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by shodan6672

    Well said. My only fear is that it will be too self-aware.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    So is this Hostel III or Martyrs 2?

    by 667

    LOL j/k-- whedon/goddard? I'll be there opening night!

  • Whedon or no Whedon. No thanks.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Cabins and Aliens

    by Stabby

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST


    by tomdolan04

    I like intelligent film making. I like horror. By propositioning the genre conventions this way in the trailer I think this is neither of the two. Not scary enough to be a horror, not clever enough to be a stand alone film without mocking the conventions of whats gone before it <p> I'm not a sole Whedon hater - I think the whole horror genre has become far too self aware of itself that it's already a parody of itself without Whedon throwing in his cute dialogue. I yearn for more up and comers in the vein of Raimis unconventional start in movies. <p> Funnily enough when the tech guys showed up I just was taken back to the trash fest that was the movie Resident Evils.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Umm...I thought it looked GOOD!

    by Barrymore

    I thought the movie looked really interesting...not sure what the heck is going on. Reminded me of Resident Evil. And I'm TOTALLY heterosexual, but Chris Hemsworth is just cool.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    I don't know it was too dark

    by Stabby

    I could barely see anything that was going on.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    My guess is similar to what others have speculated

    by Stabby

    they're in a holodeck on a space ship.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Also reminds me of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

    by Stabby

    and the Black Lodge.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    OK read the synopsis

    by A for Aristocrat

    Not a bad concept. I will actually watch this now but I think this is going to be a love it or hate it movie. Wont be a huge blockbuster or anything but with the Avengers coming out it doesnt have to be. Still should have come out a couple of years ago. Would have be a lot cooler and much more relevant before all the other stuff that has come out since.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST

    I used to really like Joss' stuff

    by proevad

    but then I took an arrow to the knee.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Best thing about this trailer

    by HapaPapa72

    Was the Marilyn Manson, reminding me of Patricia Arquette topless in Lost Highway.

  • Dec. 7, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Here's your big spoiler

    by Thurston_one

    It is a supernatural horror film. Whether or not they stick the landing remains to be seen, but the broad concept ain't just mean geeks sending robot zombies out to scare some kids and make Scream-style jokes.

  • Dec. 7, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST


    by Bob

    Was a Skyrim joke? I swear it was.

  • Dec. 7, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Some pessimistic people around here

    by Mr. Giant

    I don't know how great it looks, but seems a bit early to be trashing the thing. Looks different, I like it. As for thinking it got held over because it sucks, that's just not paying attention. The studio went under...taking The Hobbit and James Bond with them. And we KNOW those movies were bombs and no one would want to make those, right? It has nothing to do with quality, folks. Use yer noggins. I disliked Leslie Vernon just on the insulting basis of the movie, which is the documentary filmmakers is just shocked, SHOCKED that the wannabe murderer who has been prepping the entire time is in fact killing people at the end. I'm sorry, but some things are just too stupid to go with, and that's one of them.