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Introduction to The Cabin in the Woods - An Amazon Prime Video Movie Review by Ms. H
Since I’ve been comparing some horror movies with The Cabin in the Woods film, I was surprised I had not yet reviewed it. One such movie I reviewed was Annihilation. Did The Cabin in the Woods movie set a high standard for similar type horror films? Check out my movie review to find out.
Plot of The Cabin in the Woods Movie
The title - The Cabin in the Woods - gives you a general idea of what this film is about. In short, a group of young people - 5 to be exact - ventures out on what they think will be a fun weekend vacation in a cabin in the woods. They were simply good friends seeking to experience an adventure, or maybe just to enjoy a relaxing weekend. Little did they know the horrors that were ahead for them.
Jump Scares in The Cabin in the Woods Movie
The Cabin in the Woods as one of the standards for horror movies is not based on the number of jump scares in the film. I think this movie shows the extent some humans (though fictional of course) will go through to be grotesquely entertained, if you can call it that.
Little Known Fact: One of the stars who meets his demise in this 2012 film would later become one of highest paid actors in the movie industry. He is none other than Chris Hemsworth.
Technology in The Cabin in the Woods Movie
When I rewatched The Cabin in the Woods movie, I had forgotten the influences technology played in the film. I recall initially trying to determine who would survive the horrors the group faced. But after rewatcching this movie, I see that technology was really the backbone of the movie, even though it is still categorized as a horror film.
Who Survives in The Cabin in the Woods Movie?
Most horror movies have a scene of a woman running through the forest, slipping and falling while being pursued by monsters etc. If you watch The Cabin in the Woods movie, you will probably guess which of the five characters met this fate. Additionally, someone you may expect to be a victim of the horrors probably because of his lifestyle - actually survived.
Monsters, Etc. in The Cabin in the Woods Movie
Spoiler Alert: There is a scene in The Cabin in the Woods movie where it seemed like every horror you could think of was unleashed. Some of the scenes may be too gross to watch, so you may have to turn your head from the screen like I did. That being said, the writer decided to add a unicorn in the midst of these horrible monsters such as snakes, mermans and yes -- clowns.
My question is how did unicorns become part of a horror movie? Wouldn’t it be more fitting to show gigantic tarantulas, or some other large arachnid insects instead? However, the choice to use a unicorn in the movie in this “sea of monsters” will not impact my overall rating for The Cabin in The Woods film.
Assessment of The Cabin in the Wood
If you enjoy horror movies, I think you may enjoy watching The Cabin in the Woods film. It’s a horror film that has a solid story behind it and plenty of monsters.
Additionally and as I alluded to earlier, you will see Chris Hemsworth when he was just getting started to be recognized in movies and before he made the transition to the superhero he is now known for - Thor. However, nowadays he plays other roles, just as he did in the recent action film - Extraction.
To answer the question of is The Cabin in the Woods still a standard among similar type horror movies, my answer is a resounding “Yes.”
Rating of The Cabin in the Wood
Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate The Cabin in the Woods movie 5 stars.