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.
Last week, Collider held a free screening of the film in Boston, and I spoke with a number of people after the screening to get their reactions. Hit the jump to watch what they had to say.
Finally, if you missed my exclusive interview with co-writer Joss Whedon, click here. We talked about Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, his writing process, and more.