Cabin In the Woods

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  1. alienscollection.com

    alienscollection.com Master Member

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  2. Kerr Avon

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    BWAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAAHAHA!!! Love the line: "Really?!?!?"
     
  3. StevenRogers84

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  4. Flagg

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    I know nothing of this movie but from the trailer it looks like they are doing something with The Evil Dead cabin?
     
  5. Kerr Avon

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    Kind of, but seems to me to be a situation where some evil government agency or corporation is testing some paranoia gas or bio weapons on some random people.
     
  6. Scareb

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    From what I read about this like a year ago, I just had the impression that it was some typical group of people in a cabin attacked by something evil movie. After seeing the trailer, I was pleasantly surprised.

    I'm jazzed to see this movie.
     
  7. Lear60man

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    Ok.....it has my interest
     
  8. Wes R

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    Yeah it has my interest too, I figured it was going to be another insane inbred redneck killer. Looks like something out of Resident Evil.
     
  9. DaddyfromNaboo

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    IMO the trailer already gives away way too much.

    I like the twist on the usual predicaments, but I really don´t want to see a scene that can only be from the later part of a movie. I will watch it, but now that I "think" I know what is going on, my mind´s kind of "pre-blown" when the movie probably is mind-blowing...
     
  10. Scareb

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    It may not even be a twist. For all we know they could tell us that simulation/force field crap within the first 5 minutes of the movie.
     
  11. Wolfie138

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    boy, has Joss Whedon fallen since his glory days.
     
  12. CB2001

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    Yeah, it's like he watch The Truman Show and thought, "This is lame. I can make it cooler" and tragically failed at doing so.
     
  13. Nwerke

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    Yeah, that guy sucks.

    :rolleyes
     
  14. StevenRogers84

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    I disagree.
     
  15. StevenRogers84

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    How has he failed in your eyes when all you have to base this on is a trailer?
     
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  16. Wes R

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    Maybe them giving so much away is a setup for something nobody is going to expect? Sort of take you off on a false lead and then whack you with a surprise.
     
  17. MooCriket

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    Not bad. Good to see George Kirk/Thor in another film.
     
  18. StevenRogers84

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    He was awesome in The Perfect Getaway!
     
  19. Wolfie138

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    because the point of a trailer is to interest/excite you enough to go to see the film. it therefore should show (arguably) some of the best stuff in order to tempt you. and if that's the case here....
    aside from that, Firefly was about as good as JW got. Buffy dragged on far too long simply because of fan interest and cash income otherwise it would have been binned much earlier. Dollhouse was pure awfulness.
     
  20. Birdie

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    Looks kinda cool. Hopefully Avengers will bomb, and Whedon will quit it with all the superhero crap and do more original stuff like this.
     
  21. CelticRuins

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    Why is Thor the only recognizable actor in this...*has a bad feeling about his career after this*

    The only part that peaked my interest was the force field and the zombies. Bleh...looks like terrible acting with maybe a few cool effects.
     
  22. CTF

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    Joss Whedon was never my master.

    Never will be, either.

    **** Joss Whedon, actually.
     
  23. Kerr Avon

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    I was thinking more like holodeck wall regarding that effect.
     
  24. crabra comander

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    I just ready some very positive reviews on this one...Now I may actually try to see it!
    Although the trailer does give away some things the plot seems to be deeper than your average horror film.
     
  25. the_batdemon

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    I saw a screening of it last night. Director,Drew Goddard, and lead actress, Kristen Connelly, held a Q&A afterwards.
    I greatly enjoyed the movie. Without giving anything away, it pays homage to many films, but is unique in it's own right. I went in expecting one thing from the trailer and got something surprisingly different. I'd go see it again.
     
  26. Scareb

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    Ok, just got back from seeing it. This film is beyond awesome. I knew it would be good but not that good. Run, do not walk, to see this film. Also, the less you know about this movie, the better it is. They did a great job with the trailers not revealing anything.
     
  27. Wes R

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    It's nice to see a horror movie that is old school and now Saw type torture porn.
     
  28. Scareb

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    I'd like to keep the spoilers on here down to barely any as this movie is pretty much ruined if parts are described. Throw spoiler tags on if you guys can.

    I loved how they mentioned deadites on the white board, the shining twins and the cenobyte ripoff in the cage
     
  29. Nwerke

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    I hear there have been a lot of awful, hate-filled reviews. Even someone setting up a Twitter bot of some sort to auto-tweet negatives and spoilers in response to any tweets mentioning it.

    What is this - some kind of payback campaign by Whedon's enemies?
     
  30. Nwerke

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  31. Scareb

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    There are negative reviews, but the positive reviews outweighs it significantly, it even has a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    From a lot of the negative reviews I've read, it's of people hating it going in to see it or people expecting something and not getting it.
     
  32. Solo4114

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    For what it's worth, I was curious as to what was up and read the wiki page.


    MISTAKE.


    Go into this cold. I have a feeling it's the kind of film you'll love if you like the genre/style and know nothing else about it, but will think is stupid if you hear it described initially.
     
  33. aeonpulse

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    I'm going to see this tomorrow night at Cinema Cafe, probably down a Kevin Bacon Cheeseburger and a few pitchers of beer while enjoying all the horror goodness. I'm absolutely stoked to see this, and I've been trying to avoid spoilers or any additional info on this like the plague. I didn't even let myself finish watching the entire trailer.
     
  34. Solo4114

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    The trailer doesn't reveal anything bad. The Wiki page really blew it for me, though. I'll catch this on Netflix, but it won't have the same impact for me that it will for anyone who goes in cold.

    Put it this way.

    When I first saw The Matrix in the theaters, I hadn't seen a single trailer, and was simply told it was "a movie about computer hackers." So, I shrugged, and went to see it. It was AWESOME. If someone had told me it was all a big computer program and blah blah blah, it would've been cool, sure, but not nearly as cool as going in cold.

    Go see this knowing nothing about it.
     
  35. Scareb

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    Exactly, the less you know the better it will be. Definitely one of the best movies of the year.
     
  36. crabra comander

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    I'm gonna see it tonight!!:thumbsup I knew after the Fangoria review I would love this!
     
  37. Nwerke

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    This is intriguing the hell out of me.

    It's bad form to pirate films, and I do support cinemas and buy DVDs of things I like - but in this case I'm going to have to download. The Australian release date is some time in July! Why do they do these things? A film that depends on a twist/secret for its impact and they still play 'dick around with release dates in the OS markets like it's the 1980s and there is no Internet' games.

    I'm certain to be unable to avoid spoilers that long.
     
  38. aeonpulse

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    Yeeeesh, yeah, that's a bit ridiculous. I'd probably download it too if I were in your shoes, as long as you supported the movie when it finally arrived in Australia. ;)
     
  39. dfchang813

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    I'm not a horror movie fan and have no intention of every seeing this film anyway so I went to Wiki and spoiled myself.

    It's okay . . . I mean from positive reviews, everyone was calling this a "game-changer" and the best horror movie of the last decade and all that but from reading the summary and the twist ending, I just thought it was cute but that was it.

    Maybe it's the sort of thing that needs to be seen to be truly appreciated but I wouldn't be comparing this movie to The Matrix or anything where the twist was truly pretty mind-bending, awe-inspiring, and different.
     
  40. crabra comander

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    That's the beauty of this film...It's been a few years since I've seen something this awesome. And the ending wasn't a complete cop out like I'm used to in most films. And it pays homage to those that came before it, while also setting itself apart, and explaining itself quite well.
     
  41. HandSolo

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    It is better to go in cold. But unlike an M. Knight Shamalamading dong, knowing the twist would not ruin it. The writing and dialogue is so good that it would keep you interested. Although this movie defies genres, it could best be described as a Horror parody, with action and scifi mixed in. But unlike every other horror parody ever created, it does not fall into campiness at all. It is unlike anything you have ever seen and was brilliantly wrote and directed.

    Since I don't know how to use the spoiler/hiding text feature, I will not use any actual spoilers, but I may draw allusions from here on out (but not much):

    If you like most of Joss Whedon's Work, RUN AND SEE THIS MOVIE!
    This is some of his best work and fans familiar with Dollhouse and Angel may see evolutions of ideas from these shows in this movie.

    If you like Drew Goddards modern take on Godzilla movies (cloverfield) go see the movie
    Drews directing was surpisingly good.

    If you like the dad from Stepbrothers, see it. he is very funny.

    If you like EVIL DEAD, Shawn of the DEAD, or Resident EVIL, RUN AND SEE THIS THING!

    If you like the idea of comic books, tv and movies as modern myths, see this movie.

    If you liked hellraiser, ringu, the crawling hand, the Strangers, the Devil Bat, The hills have eyes, or just about any other horror movie, go see this movie.

    If you have a Pulse, Like Movies, and Have Enough money for a ticket, go see this movie. This will be a cult classic. guaranteed.
     
  42. Scareb

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    The spoiler tag is
    and then [(/)spoiler]

    Just remove the brackets so it reads /spoiler and you're good to go.
     
  43. Rusty85

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    I just got out of this one and its a great movie! The ending was epic, I'm sure everyone is going to be freeze framing the crap out of it whenever it comes out on dvd.
     
  44. HandSolo

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    Thanks Scareb. Useful knowledge for the future. I don't think anything in my previous post was a spoiler, but if someone feels different let me me know and I will edit it accordingly.
     
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  45. Ghadrack

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    I went out and caught it yesterday with my brother. It was a blast. Just the right mix of comedy and horror for my tastes. I heard that this film was made a couple years ago and sat on a shelf, I wonder why, I thought it was frigging great.

    I didn't realize it was a Joss Whedon movie until I saw a few of the actors and recognized them from Dollhouse.
     
  46. Kerr Avon

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    LOVED THIS MOVIE! Joss knocked it out of the park with the writing. I'd have bought the DVD walking out of the theater if it was an option.
     
  47. .:MirrorminD:.

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    Already on it ;) this list is from the whiteboard and pods.

    Obviously Spoilers....These were taken from watching the film, and also pausing it on a few key scenes and the script

    Heres all that I saw:
    Alien beast - Aliens(bet on by bio-med)
    Ancient god - Lovecraft, Mythology
    Raping tree - Evil Dead (bet on by Wranglers)
    Bloody bride (bet on by Digital Analysis
    Clowns (Bet on by Electric
    Deadites - Evil Dead (Bet on by Story Board)
    Dismembered Goblins
    Demons - Night of the Demons
    Doll Faces, summoned by Doll mask - The Strangers
    Dragon Bat
    Escaped Prisoners
    Evil Doctors/Surgeons - House on Haunted Hill
    Fat vomiting zombie - Left 4 Dead Boomers (from the script)
    Giant
    Giant Spider
    Gremlin - Looked like Stripe
    Hell Lord of Bondage and Pain, summoned by puzzle box - Cenobites (Bet on by Sitterson)
    Japanese girl - The Grudge
    Kevin (was on betting board - most likely a reference to Jason)
    Killbots - Chopping Mall
    Kraken - 20,000 Leagues
    Merman, summoned by Conch - Creature from the Black Lagoon (Bet on by Hadley)
    Mummy - The Mummy (bet on by Psychologists)
    Mutants - Wrong Turn (Bet on by Demolition)
    Patience Buckner- Silent Hill
    Reptilicus (On betting board)
    Sasquatch / Wendigo / Yeti - was a failed Norway team shown on the tv (on betting board)
    Scarecrow Folk - Dark Night of the Scarecrow (Bet on by Data Archives)
    Sexy Witches - The Craft (bet on by Archives)
    Snowman - Jack Frost (bet on by Communications)
    Sugar Plum Fairy aka Ballerina Dentata - Summoned by Music Box
    Twin Girls aka Grady's Daughters - The Shining
    Unicorn
    Vampires - (bet on by Distribution)
    Werewolf - (Bet on by Finance)
    Witches - (Bet on by Operations)
    Wraiths - 13 Ghosts
    Zombie Redneck Torture Family aka the Buckners, summoned by Diary - (Bet on by Maintenance and Ronald the Intern)
    Zombies
     
  48. the_batdemon

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    This is one of my favorite movies of the year, so far. I thought they were going to wrap things up a couple times, but dang...that last reel was totally unexpected!
     
  49. Rusty85

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    Anyone notice if the monsters attacked each other? Or did they just go after the humans?
     
  50. .:MirrorminD:.

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    I thought I saw the Cobra go after one, but Im not sure. I think it would have been cool if it was just a big free for all
     

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