The Stuff of 2012: The Cabin In The Woods

I'm not exactly a horror movie fan, so if you'd told me at the beginning of the year that my favourite movie of 2012 would involve a bunch of teenagers heading to a cabin in the woods to be terrorized, I'd have been skeptical. But then again, The Cabin In The Woods isn't exactly your typical horror movie.

Give that it was co-written and produced by Josh Whedon, that makes sense. And much like Buffy or Angel or Dr. Horrible or Firefly, The Cabin in the Woods is more nuanced and funny and intelligent than the genre would suggest. It's a horror movie meets a comedy meets an insightful commentary — not just about the nature of horror movie cliches but also abut the audience who enjoys seeing hot young fictional people die so damn much.

I don't want to say much more than that, since I'd be entering spoiler territory pretty quickly; suffice it so say that The Cabin in the Woods is one hell of a fun film. Whether you're a horror fan or not.


You'll find the rest of our stuff of 2012 here.

Adam Bunch is the Editor-in-Chief of the Little Red Umbrella and the creator of the Toronto Dreams Project. You can read his posts here, follow him on Twitter here, or email him at


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