Did you stand up and shout “I need a sequel to this immediately!” after watching the extraordinary horror flick The Cabin in the Woods? Well…don’t go getting too excited. A sequel to the movie is not something that’s happening. At least not yet. There is still hope that the movie will happen someday, but when or if that day will ever come is unknown.
Drew Goddard, creator and writer of Netflix’s Daredevil series, writer of episodes of TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias, and LOST, and writer on movies such as Cloverfield, World War Z, and most recently The Martian, made his feature directorial debut with Cabin and wrote the screenplay along with Joss Whedon. Goddard spoke recently about the possibility of a Cabin in the Woods 2, saying that the studio actually wants to do it but some things have to happen first.
A new video has been released that offers a look at the references included in the 2012 movie The Cabin in the Woods. And there are a great many of them, I assure you.
If you’ve not yet seen writer Joss Whedon and writer and director Drew Goddard‘s horror-comedy, you’re truly missing one of the most entertaining, unique, and memorable movies of recent years, even if you’re not a big horror fan. You also won’t be able to get much out of this post, as the video within, which also warns you at its start, would only spoil much of that fun.
For everyone who has seen the The Cabin in the Woods and knows how great it is, be sure to head below to check out the video. More than likely you spotted plenty of these yourself, but chances are there’s a bunch more you didn’t know about, and it’s cool seeing them all (or most of them, anyway) listed off.
2012 was a really exciting year for film. We saw the culmination of a masterpiece world building franchise from Marvel Entertainment, perhaps one of the best 007 movies ever made, and Ben Affleck showed once again that there’s much more to him than haters would have led you to believe. It was actually really difficult to compile just 12 films for a best of list. Some great movies were left completely off my list such as Wreck-it-Ralph. The film is a joy and it truly tickles the funny bone of geeks that grew up with video games in the ’80s and that still play them now. Jiro Dreams of Sushi was a masterpiece documentary that follows the family of one of Japan’s greatest sushi chef’s and the film features some truly beautiful sushi cinematography! There are others, but I’m already giving myself two extra entries in this list just to play with the “12” gimmick.
These sorts of lists are just pure opinion. What I like about them though as a movie fan is by reading them I might discover some gem of a film that I haven’t seen or heard about or I might be convinced to give a movie a chance that I was planning to pass up.
OK, enough babbling, here are my Top 12 films of 2012.
2012 was a fantastic year for movies. Films like The Dark Knight Rises and Marvel’s The Avengers entertained audiences with blockbuster action sequences and the ultimate in childhood wish fulfillment, while movies such as Drew Goddard‘s Cabin in the Woods and Gareth Edward‘s The Raid: Redemption will long be remembered as putting the nail in the coffin of their respective genres.
We saw new films from acclaimed directors like Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, Ang Lee, David O. Russell, Paul Thomas Anderson, William Friedkin, Steven Soderbergh, Ben Affleck, Sam Mendes, and Kathryn Bigelow. Not to mention the latest offerings from Rian Johnson, Joss Whedon, Richard Linklater, and newcomers Colin Trevorrow, Benh Zeitlin, and Stephen Chbosky.
So many memorable characters – so many great lines delivered by talented actors inhabiting their roles. Here are some of the best (and a few of the worst) film quotes from 2012. Feel free to include your own in the comments! You can also check out my Top 25 Films of 2012 here!
The Cabin in the Woods Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Drew Goddard
Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz, Richard Jenkins
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Taking a break from their college studies, a group of friends – Dana (Kristen Connolly), her friend Jules (Anna Hutchison), Jules’ jock boyfriend Curt (Chris Hemsworth), wisecracking stoner Marty (Fran Kranz), and Holden (Jesse Williams), a friend of Curt’s he trying to hook up with Dana – embark on a weekend getaway to an isolated cabin somewhere in the mountains (and some woods of course, hence the title).
Despite an uncomfortable encounter with a creepy local (Tim De Zarn), the quintet carry on with their relaxing weekend, but unbeknownst to them outside forces led by Sitterson (Richard Jenkins) and Hadley (Bradley Whitford) are monitoring their every move and preparing to unleash a nightmarish horror upon them. As Dana and her friends battle to survive the night, they begin to realize the full scope of the evil that wishes to prey upon them, and by the end all will be revealed and it will not exactly be what you expect.