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 next week, I’ll be posting a new interview each day. Today’s is Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford. During the interview we talked about premiering the film at SXSW, working with Whedon and Goddard, preparing for dancing on screen, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
Finally, for all our The Cabin in the Woods coverage, click here.
Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins
- Jenkins calls the SXSW premiere experience “the way to see a movie.” They were glad to see the audience in sync with the purpose of the movie.
- 1:50 – They say Whedon and Goddard are open to dialogue suggestions and trying different ideas, but used it all to execute their clear vision for the film.
- 3:40 – Who is better: Whitford or Jenkins?
- 4:00 – Talk about their “preparation” for dancing on screen.