Brent’s Top Ten Movies Of 2012

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Cabin in the Woods

Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, and Chris Hemsworth in Cabin in the Woods (2011) Movie Image

“Cabin in the Woods” came as close to making me feel like I described above as any movie this year. It’s best to go in not knowing anything in advance (the same can be said of most movies, but this one especially), and this Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard team up delivers the goods. The smartest, wittiest love note to the horror genre you’ll see anytime soon, watching “Cabin in the Woods” is like putting together a puzzle. You get bits and pieces, but without context they don’t mean much. However, as the spaces fill in, the bigger picture becomes clear, and each reveal becomes a real revelation. Part horror, part comedy, part deconstructionist essay on genre tropes, “Cabin in the Woods” is just what horror needs.

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