I want to make this very clear: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard‘s The Cabin in the Woods is one of the best “horror” movies I’ve ever seen, and it’s easily one of my favorite films this year. While many of you might love the horror genre, I find it repetitive and stale. It seems like the genre is stuck in neutral, and no one is making any progress forward. But that all changed after I saw Cabin in the Woods. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say the film turns “horror” on its head, and I loved every second of it. Trust me when I say: Stop watching the trailers. Don’t watch any TV spots. Do not read the reviews. Just go see the film on opening day next week (and then read Matt’s glowing review). I promise, it’s worth the price of admission, and after you see it, you’ll want to see it again.
At this year’s SXSW, I got to talk with the cast and filmmakers for both our partners at Omelete and Collider. Over the past few days I’ve posted my interviews with Richard Jenkins/Bradley Whitford and Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard. Today I’ve got Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams & Kristen Connolly. During the interview we talked about premiering the film at SXSW, working with Whedon and Goddard, deleted scenes, talking about the film without spoiling it, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
Anna Hutchison & Jesse Williams & Kristen Connolly
- Talk about the excitement of making the movie and the long wait for it to come out
- 1:40 – There was a lot of rehearsal before shooting the scene, and they didn’t stray too much from the script
- 3:00 – Williams promises the deleted scenes will be “outstanding.” They mention one with a nasty toilet.
- 4:10 – They have to be careful when promoting the movie to avoid spoilers. “Less is more.”