Friday, 21 October 2016

Cabin in the Woods (5 Stars)

This is my Halloween Challenge film #21. I've watched it a few times already, and I've always liked it, but today is the first time it's struck me just how brilliant it is. It's been called a parody by some, but it's more accurate to say it's a deconstruction of the horror genre. Or rather, it's a meta-deconstruction of the horror genre, because the viewer is invited to watch the deconstruction taking place before his eyes. It also has parallels with reality shows.

This is probably the most intelligent horror film ever made. It's totally unpredictable as it rambles from scene to scene, as the carnage and the dead bodies pile up. It leaves questions open, but they aren't of import. The film is perfect as it is. Of course, it's not a film for everyone. In order to know if you like it you have to ask yourself two questions:
1. Do you like horror movies?

2. Do you like to sit and analyse the films you watch?
If you can answer Yes to both questions it's a film you'll love.

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