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But hey, isn’t it supposed to be cliched? As I hear it, Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s “The Cabin in the Woods” is built almost entirely on taking the old cliches of the horror genre (such as the Old Man Who Knows Stuff in this clip — combined with the Hillbilly Racist Redneck to boot!) and turning them on their heads. We’ll see how that works out for the kids of “Cabin” when the film opens next week. Until then, check out a new clip.
The plot finds five friends heading out to a remote cabin in the woods for a little drinkin’, totin’, and sexin’, only to run afoul of dangerous killer types. Bad things, predictably, happen to the kids. Will they survive? That cute redhead looks like she’s got the makings of a Final Girl, but then again, Whedon and company could be setting us up for that.
Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Amy Acker, and directed by Goddard.
Headin’ out to the woods April 13, 2012.
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