Written by Scotty
College student Dana is trying to get over her recent breakup form someone that none of her friends believe she should have been going out with to start with. Her best friend and roommate Jules is doing everything in her power to make Dana forget about her older love by fixing her up on a blind date weekend with a newly transferred student. Without another care in the world, Jules is more focused on her boyfriend Curt who was about to get ahold of his cousins cabin for the weekend.
With stoner friend Marty and the new transfer student Holden, the RV is full and ready to make it up to the cabin for an unforgettable weekend. As the group makes it up the hill, they stop off for gas and heed a warning from the local man saying that the cabin is not a comfortable place for anyone to stay, for too long. The Buckner place has had many owners over the years and everyone that stays there wants to sell it off at any cost. Implanting a strange vibe with the group, the gas station owner has done his job for a corporation that runs much deeper.
Away from the cabin, the office workers are doing their best to get everything rolling as the cabin seems to be wired from basement to roof. Keeping an eye on the five kids, they are all placing bets on what will happen next including what type of fate the kids will chose from themselves. Having to answer to someone or something that lives below them, they only do their best to provide the best show and frights imaginable. Having the cabin and surrounding area in a bubble, they are able to control everything inside of the environment. Having the power of gods, the dead, and nightmares at their fingertips, their power seems unlimited until they are found out.
As the nighttime falls, the college co-eds are ready to start their weekend off right with cold beer, loud music and a game of truth or dare. When questions are being asked, a door to the cellar blows open and the group goes down to investigate. Being surrounded by strange artifacts, the group is charged with picking their own fate as Dana reads from an old diary that brings the former owners of the cabin out of their graves and attack the group. Seeing but not believing what is happening to them, the group tries to escape the cabin, but with every trap that is in place, they are forced to find a way to survive in the their secluded getaway.
The Cabin in the Woods follows two different groups, the college kids as they battle for their own survival, along with the company group that is trying to keep their higher powers boss’ happy. The college kids are faced with oncoming zombies approaching the family that are not easily killed. The company group is faced with a worldwide failure on the yearly sacrifices to their higher power and only one group is left to appease the dark threats. It is on them to save the world from something much worse than the world has ever seen.
This is a fantastic horror movie that takes more twists and turns than you could ever expect. Having two different groups fighting each other, but both for the same thing is just great. With less than half of the movie over, the group finds out that they are being controlled like puppets and looking for whom ever is pulling their strings. When finding that they are being tracked by someone other than their attacking zombies, stoner Marty and Dana try to unleash their own kind of hell on their unseen attackers. Not to give anything away, let’s just say The Cabin in the Woods houses something straight out of your nightmares. Stay Scared.