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The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

R | | Horror | 13 April 2012 (USA)
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Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

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Drew Goddard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Connolly ... Dana
Chris Hemsworth ... Curt
Anna Hutchison ... Jules
Fran Kranz ... Marty
Jesse Williams ... Holden
Richard Jenkins ... Sitterson
Bradley Whitford ... Hadley
Brian White ... Truman
Amy Acker ... Lin
Tim DeZarn ... Mordecai
Tom Lenk ... Ronald The Intern
Dan Payne ... Mathew Buckner
Jodelle Ferland ... Patience Buckner
Dan Shea ... Father Buckner
Maya Massar Maya Massar ... Mother Buckner
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Storyline

Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios, but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. However, there's far more going on than meets the eye. Written by garykmcd

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cabin in the Woods See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,743,614, 15 April 2012

Gross USA:

$42,073,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,348,403
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos (UHD Blu-ray version)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Kevin" on the white board in the control room could refer to the mild-looking but deadly killer in Sin City, played by Elijah Wood. See more »

Goofs

When Jules makes out with the wolf, its teeth and jaw jiggle as if made of rubber. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hadley: It's... hormonal. Yeah, I don't... usually fall back on, you know, it's-it's women's issues, but...
Sitterson: But child-proofed how? Gates and stuff?
Hadley: Dude, she did the drawers. We don't even know if this whole fertility thing's gonna work. She screwed in these little jobbies where you can't even open the drawers.
Sitterson: At all?
Hadley: No. They open, you know, like an inch, then you gotta dig your finger in. I mean, it's a nightmare.
Sitterson: I guess sooner or later...
Hadley: Yeah, well, a *lot* later. She did the *upper*...
[...]
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References Scarecrows (1988) See more »

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She's A Business
Written by Iggy Pop and Hal Cragin
Performed by Iggy Pop
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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4 October 2018 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

If you are a fan of art drama or you simply don't like the horror genre, I can understand if you hated this. But for every true fan of horror, with at least a basic knowledge of at least cult horrors through the history of the genre, this should be a real joy. "The Cabin in the Woods" is a weird movie that can not be precisely genre determined. It gathers horror ideas seen countless times and turns them upside-down. Nothing in this movie is new, but the greatest thing about it is its ability to make something very original using totally outworn horror cliches. This is a parody and homage at the same time. It is a funny-scary movie with great visuals and even better dialogues and one-liners, and its pace and twists (even the predictable ones) will not let you get bored even for a minute. And the final revelation is at the same time one of the most ridiculous and one of the most awesome things I have ever seen on the big screen. It is not a masterpiece, but it is a real gem and I loved it.

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