October 3, 2015: Cabin in the Woods (2011)
This is another more recent film, and one that a lot of people really enjoyed. It definitely does a good job of taking a somewhat tired premise and making it something different. It’s a movie I’m sure just about everyone has seen if they have any desire to see it, but if somehow you haven’t seen it, I’d say it’s worth checking out. The basic set-up is very similar to the Evil Dead series, which this movie lifts from pretty heavily.
Parts of this movie are pretty entertaining, but some of it just doesn’t connect for me. I like the way they use character archetypes to set-up the story, but it seems a bit heavy handed. The ending where just about every horror movie villain ever gets into the mix is probably the best part, and The Director is a genius job of casting.