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Super fun twist on the slasher genre,
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This review is from: The Cabin In The Woods [Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy] (Blu-ray)
At first glance it appears to be a typical teens go to a cabin and a killer offs them one by one kind of movie. This movie is anything but typical. It is a smart, witty, often hilarious roller coaster ride that keeps amping up the tension. It does a great job of setting expectations, then randomly fulfilling or shattering those expectations. It also takes a step back examines the structure of slasher movies and why we need and love horror movies. Mostly it's good scary fun. The ads do a good job of setting up this bait and switch. It's like ordering a Miller Lite and instead getting a delicious, hand crafted, micro-brew IPA. Sure, a few will ultimately will dislike the switch, but for most of us, we get to enjoy a delicious, carefully crafted masterpiece.