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Cabin in the Woods (2012) - Drew Goddard

The teen horror movie aesthetic is fully explained in this satire of all horror films. Boasting some huge names that actually pull their weight makes for a really great watch and fun horror movie to delight just about anyone. The film started with a 30 million dollar budget and had Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard attached. Both are hugely talented. Whedon comes off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Goddard comes off of Lost and Cloverfield. Not exactly lightweights. 
The film takes slasher horror in a whole new direction. While it adds a surprising and very pleasing dark humor aspect to the movie, it doesn't skimp on the things that matter. The movie still elicits a fear. It has grizzly imagery and puts characters that you can relate with in a frightening situation. It's bloody and gory. It has action and a slight sense of adventure. Cabin in the Woods is one of the rare horror movies that utilize the full spectrum of theater and delivers well. 
In the usual fare, a group of young…