Lionsgate have revealed a new official poster for teen horror THE CABIN IN THE WOODS emblazoned with quotes from a range of critic and film websites. Check it out above!
The film is due out in cinemas FRIDAY 13th (ARGH!!!) April 2012 and has already received praise across the net. Our very own Dr Lenera previewed the film a couple of weeks ago and you can read his review here
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favourites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.
Produced by Whedon and directed by Goddard from a script by both, the film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.
We’re also pleased to share with you this Q+A video (transcribed below) with Joss Whedon where fans had the chance to ask the writer some questions on The Cabin in the Woods.
What will The Cabin in the Woods bring to the screen that’s different from previous horror tales?
JOSS WHEDON: Well I think Cabin is a classic horror movie and then it is the least classic horror movie I’ve ever made; it really explodes the genre at the same time as it celebrates it. And to me it’s not the final statement but a final statement on the genre – in a way that I think is very new.
Is it true that The Cabin in the Woods is one of those films you should know as little as possible about?
Yes I can say that you will have a great deal more fun the less you know. It’s a film that actually unfolds within the course of the film instead of just setting up the premise and then paying it off. And that’s something that doesn’t happen that often, particularly in horror. I would definitely recommend staying spoiler free.
Would you say the film is as much a comedy as a horror?
It’s definitely a horror film, I mean there’s no way Drew Goddard and I aren’t going to write a lot of jokes – because that’s who we are – we had an enormous amount of fun and there is an element of absurdity in the movie that you can’t deny, but, it’s a horror movie straight up.
Besides the Evil Dead, which scary movies was The Cabin in the Woods most influenced by?
There are so many answers to that question and some of them would contain spoilers that it’s hard to say. We love the sort of ‘70s / early ‘80s classics. Carpenter was a big influence in his directing, and the Wes Craven’s and the ones where they were still fresh and still newly terrifying.
Could you describe the collaborative process between director Drew Goddard and yourself during the writing?
Writing with Drew is always ridiculously fun, because he’s completely out of his mind and so funny and so dear, and the two of us we’re so on the same track. And yet we’re just different enough that we kept sort of throwing each other curves. It’s a glorious experience.
Were there ever any disagreements between you a Drew? If so who won?
In terms of the narrative, there were none. We would not have gone into it if we didn’t know that we were going to be very simpatico. But even I couldn’t have predicted… I would have thought there would be something. A name… ’Is that a good name?’ ‘Can we change that name?’ No, we just kept impressing each other.
What’s your favourite movie twist?
Well, I got to see The Sixth Sense without any spoilers, that was pretty fun. I know it’s a cliché now but at the time it was like ‘Oh my goodness!’