A long, winding road has brought us here to the trailer for The Cabin in the Woods. The Joss Whedon-scripted, Drew Goddard-directed horror film suffered from many delays as cash-strapped MGM was busy pulling themselves back together. But don’t let those push-backs speak as a criticism to the quality of the film. Actually, it looks like it was worth the wait.
Chris Hemsworth (in a pre-Thor role), Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, and Anna Hutchison star as five friends who travel into the woods to party in a rustic cabin. You think you know the story from there, but it looks like a lot more is happening. Rather than your typical slasher or monster attack, it’s actually some sort of shadowy organization holed up in a control room calling the shots, activating force-fields and creatures sent after the young campers. It’s ike The Truman Show, except in this case, Ed Harris is into torture porn.