A New Bit About ‘Cabin in the Woods’ from Joss Whedon

I hit up an article recently over on Total Film where they had a chance to chat with Joss Whedon about the soon to be released, and highly delayed movie, The Cabin in the Woods. Joss Whedon produced it and co-wrote it with Drew Goddard.
The Cabin in the Woods movie poster For the last several months, it’s been a mystery as to what the movie was about, and Whedon just kept teasing us that it’s something unique.  When the movie was first coming to theaters, there were some great taglines like
“If something is chasing you…  Split up.”
“If an old man warns you not to go there… Make fun of him.”  And my favorite,
“If you hear a strange sound outside… Have sex.
All classic fopars that have originated from the horror movie genre since the beginning of time itself.  And all fopars that are way too familiar and getting older every day.

Total Film got Joss to say a few things about his movie and the premise behind it.

He told TF that The Cabin in the Woods is a “very loving hate letter.”  (Ah, like constructive criticism!)  He also said that when he and director Drew Goddard were putting it together, they tackled it with the vision of how much fun they could have while still delivering their critique of the genre.  And added how in horror films these days, are the characters acting like idiots all the time and that’s part of the devolution of horror. (Critique!  Kind of like when Joss Whedon put out Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.  He made a massive critique about the system and producing quality, entertaining content.)

Some time ago, I had seen hint of the premise behind the movie, but wasn’t sure if it was accurate or not.  After having seen the movie poster and trailer for The Cabin in the Woods, I’m thinking that the source I saw it at might have be more accurate than I gave it credit for.

Cabin in the Woods stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Amy Acker (Catch Me if You Can), Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy), Richard Jenkins (The Rum Diary), Bradley Whitford, Fran Kranz, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison & Brian White.

This should be interesting…  I’m looking forward to it!  It opens April 13th, 2012.