Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cabin in the Woods

Finally saw this super meta horror-cum-satire. A breath of fresh air among all the remakes and 'found footage' flicks that populate the horror genre now, Cabin makes tongue in cheek, yet prescient commentary on our 'reality TV' and surveillance media culture. The good looking young people stalked in a scary dark house paradigm is combined with a great device that inverts the cliches (no spoilers here). They better not turn this into a franchise, especially since they built it up to such a perfect ending. An old lesson here: The corporate machine is destined for corruption and implosion. (Okay, that last part might not really make any sense, but I'm not gonna change it, at least not now). The soundtrack was okay, the incidental music was typical, but the story had me singing this:

Please read this astute and concise take on Cabin over at IVANLANDIA. And more about it at Ivanlandia's big brother, LERNER INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out!
    And I've commented about The Cabin in the Woods even further at LERNER INTERNATIONAL:

  2. You're very welcome, though I think you may be the only one reading this. And thanks for the other link! I will add it.

  3. Thanks.
    We're an echo chamber-chamber-chamber....