A new trailer has been released for the upcoming horror romp The Cabin in the Woods. Again, this new trailer plays up the angle that “you think you know” the formula for every horror movie. What starts off as a Friday the 13th/Cabin Fever/Wrong Turn vibe quickly diverts into the realm of SciFi, with security cameras, underground laboratories, and invisible force fields! Have a gander at the full trailer here:
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The film will premiere at SXSW on March 9th (how convenient for us! …Now if we can just get passes…), but there is a little more than meets the eye with this one. You see, Cabin in the Woods was shot in 2009! This is always a scary caveat for a film. Usually when a film sits on a shelf this long, a studio has no confidence in it. They will generally wait to release such a stinker when the rest of their film schedule permits, and with zero marketing behind it.
And yet, I am hopeful. Sure, I’m a sucker for all things horror, but this in particular could be a fun time. It has a rather unique premise, was co-written by Joss Whedon (director of the upcoming Avengers), directed by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield), and stars a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth. How can it be bad?!
Hopefully Cinema Recon manages to sneak into the SXSW premiere. If we do, you can bet we will be reviewing it on an upcoming show, along with the other film premieres we have already confirmed (21 Jump Street and The Hunter). I don’t like to make predictions, but I’ll go out on a limb here and say this will be the best horror movie of 2012 to feature Thor battling invisible force fields.