‘The Cabin in the Woods’ to open SXSW festival

Director Drew Goddard’s high concept horror, The Cabin in the Woods, has been sat on a shelf for a number of years and up until late last year, horror fans thought it would never see the light of day. Thankfully Lionsgate bought the distribution rights, and like a dream come true, the film is set to arrive in UK cinemas Friday 13th April. A trailer was revealed at the beginning of December, which is included here again for your viewing pleasure, and just this week it was announced that the film would open the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival.

The US event runs from March 9th-17th, and The Cabin in the Woods will be the opening film. This will also be the world premier of the hotly anticipated horror, so expect to start seeing reviews start flooding in soon after it has been shown. I really really hope the film lives up to expectations, and I have no doubt that it will.

Just in case you were heading to the US in March, you can visit the  official South by Southwest website for all the latest news.

Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard is on directing duties, and Buffy creator Joss Whedon co-writes with Goddard. Shockingly the film was shelved for sometime, but lets not dwell on past issues, if you would like to know all about that then click here. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams, Fran Kranz, Brian White and Amy Acker.


A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. ‘Cabin in the Woods’ is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.

By Matt Wavish

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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