O.k., so you might know about this movie that Joss Whedon is heavily involved in, planned for this summer, which will likely be one of the best movies ever. No, not the Avengers (though I do have high hopes it will be awesome). I’m talking about Cabin in the Woods, the movie written and directed by Drew Goddard and co-written and produced by Joss Whedon.
The movie is about a group of teens who go to a cabin in the woods and die horrible deaths.
Actually, that’s not quite true – that’s just the premise. The actual story involves a lot more than that, including some white collar scientist/NASA types, and, according to folks who have seen the movie, is like an extra long episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Should we be surprised? Drew Goddard was one of the writers for both Buffy and Angel, and his producer and co-writer is Joss “Geek God” Whedon. Goddard is also the writer of Cloverfield, which vomit inducing shaky cam aside, wasn’t a bad movie.
But there’s more, my friends. Look at this picture of the titular (I love that word) cabin:
Look familiar? Does this help?
That’s right, you primitive screwheads, the cabin is clearly a love note to Evil Dead. You have Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, and now Evil Dead. Can this movie suck? I don’t think so!
Additionally, this movie is meant to serve as Goddard’s and Whedon’s stand against horror movies sliding more and more into “torture porn”, a cause I wholeheartedly endorse. Joss said, “The things that I don’t like are kids acting like idiots, the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances.” Hell yes, My Master…er…Joss. Hell yes.
Go see this film when it comes out next month. You won’t be disappointed.