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Postmodern Splatter- Mindfuck

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Postmodern Splatter- Mindfuck

Postmodern Splatter- Mindfuck, that‘s the best description of this movie „Cabin in the Woods“. I don’t want to give too much away, so as not to spoil the experience of watching, and I really recommend you reading or watching as little as possible about the movie. The less you know the better.

It‘s one of the best movies in this genre (slasher-comedy) that I have ever seen . If you liked “Scream” from 1998, then you‘ll love Cabin in the Woods!The plot has some surprising twists which will blow your mind! The movie gives some very knowing winks and nods to all the best-loved cliches of the teen-horror genre. I mean, just look at the title for a start, Cabin in the Woods? No prizes for guessing what’ll go down. There will be the freaky stoner guy, a sexy cheerleader & her dumb jock boyfriend, a nice sensible guy, and a weak (but oddly durable)virgin. During the course of the movie, these characters will proceed to perish in various gruesome ways, the victims of your pick of a monster/zombie/knife-wielding maniac. One by one they’ll all be gone, leaving only our virgin to survive and solve the mystery.

This movie, however, somehow manages to be so much more than the sum of its parts. It is a highly intelligent Hollywood Mainstream Masterpiece, well written and directed by Drew Goddard, who plays with the gallery of characters so brilliantly that you will laugh out loud at the inherent absurdity of the genre rules.

The movie gets off to a slow start, as is customary for the genre, before building a great atmosphere for the zombie/monster/take-your-pick to crawl out of the woodwork… before turning into something totally different… before turning, once again, into a crazy and funny splatter movie.

Enjoy, the great Mindfuck experience!