After weeks of relentless promotion, the Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard scribed horror film The Cabin in the Woods finally hit theaters nationwide today. I have no doubt that the majority who see the film this weekend will agree: It’s been a long time since a mainstream Hollywood studio produced such an awesome piece of work!
For the past couple years, I’ve relied on Indie and foreign films for a truly satisfying horror viewing experience. Hollywood offerings of late have drifted away from great storytelling in favor of elaborate CGI and 3D effects. Recent remakes of Fright Night and The Thing offended longtime genre lovers (like Yours Truly). 2012 has gotten off to a rocky start as far as horror is concerned; audiences were mostly underwhelmed by heavily promoted films like The Devil Inside, The Lady in Black, and The Silent House.
Well thank the Gods for The Cabin in the Woods. Read my review over at FilmSponge.com!