[just another teenage horror flick ? Nope]The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
RJG Rating- 95
5 teenagers go to a cabin belonging to a friend in a remote forest ,not knowing a group of people have been lying in wait for them.
Starring - Kristen Connolly,Chris Hemsworth,Anna Hutchison,Fran Kranz
Director - Drew Goddard
Being a teenage horror flick ,you cant really expect much good performances ,but the cast of Cabin ITW are really awesome.Each and everyone are likeable and this makes the whole experience of watching the movie more engaging.No one overshadows the other ,but i really liked Fran Kranz,who played the stoner Marty.
Story,its really awesome.While the movie might seem so obvious when watching its trailer or a synopsis ,you really have no idea where the story is leading you into.Its the type that makes you keep wondering 'whats going on' for majority of the movie ,and judging from the way it unfolds ,its just top notch writing.The story brings new life into this genre of horror/slasher movies.You might think you know ,but you dont.
Another plus point are the well developed characters.Although they play out to be cliched characters from horror movies ,they manage to connect with the audience.
Drew Goddard ,does an amazing job.Blending comedy into a horror movie is a tough task ,which Drew has successfully accomplished.On top of that ,the movie is a fresh new concept that never dulls at any moment.The pace of the movie is even,and considering the amount & extend of story thats been put in ,the movie never feels stretched.
Overall,dont keep this movie aside just because you think its just another slasher/cliched horror movie ,because its certainly not.Its a decent blend of horror-comedy with an excellent story.Must Watch!