Monday, May 13, 2013

Netflix Movie Monday

I was happy to see The Cabin in the Woods was recently added on Netflix.  For one, I didn't have to spend the week scavenging to find a new movie.  For two (I don't think that makes sense) it's a pretty good horror movie, which is hard to find these days.  Over the last several years, I've usually been disappointed when watching modern day horror movies.  The story lines are a complete train wreck and the actors are terrible as well.  But The Descent was great, 1408 made me squeal like a girl when I saw it in theaters several years ago and the ending of The Mist still tugs at me to this day.  The Cabin in the Woods wasn't one of my favorite modern day horrors but it was well worth my time and a good watch.

Like many horrors, The Cabin in the Woods mixes horror with elements of comedy.  It's not going to give you nightmares, but it also has some tense scenes.  In the movie, five college kids go to a cabin in the woods (appropriate movie title). They believe it's just a regular old cabin, but they couldn't be further from the truth. Unknown to them, it's actually a highly controlled environment, regulated by some people in a distance location.  They control what monsters to send in, can lock rooms, release gas that affects mood, etc. Why are they doing this?  You'll have to watch the movie to find out. 

The monsters are probably my favorite part of the film.  They have a wide variety of them, and they are influenced from many other horror movies, such as Evil Dead, Pans Labyrinth, It, The Ring, The Shining and the list goes on.
The Master List
Yes, that's a Merman
It's not Pennywise, but it's not Bozo either

The storyline is kind of crazy and the ending is pretty hardcore as well.  If you are in for a fun, enjoyable horror, this is definitely up your alley.


  1. I loved this movie way more than I expected. Thanks for the recommendation!!

  2. Glad you liked it! It's not your typical modern-day horror, but that's a good thing.