The Cabin in the Woods

Genre:  Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: April 13, 2012
DVD: September 18, 2012
Netflix: October 20, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.32
based on 560 votes and 190 reviews
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Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White, Amy Acker, Tom Lenk, Heather Doerksen


Five college students—Dana (Kristen Connolly), Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Marty (Fran Kranz) and Holden (Jesse Williams)—go for a vacation at a remote cabin in the woods. Unknowingly, they are watched by two sophisticated technicians: Richard Sitterson (Richard Jenkins) and Steve Hadley (Bradley Whitford).

By using environmental controls and releasing mood-altering drugs into the air, the technicians are able to manipulate the environment the students are in. The manipulation reduces the students' intelligence and enhances their libido and lack of caution. Eventually, one by one, the students are manipulated into disobeying instructions so they can be "punished."

Director: Drew Goddard
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Joss Whedon
Screenplay: Drew Goddard, Joss Whedon
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  • 2 stars "Nice try, but alas, nothing special."
  • 1 star "what an absolute farce of a movie. it's like a watching a worse version of the truman show, terrible acting, terrible plot, terrible idea! how is this movie is getting mre than 1 star is beyond me!"
  • 5 stars "I guess this is one of those movies you either love or you hate. Personally I loved it; it grows on you after a while."