The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Welcome to The Scream Cast: A Slasher Podcast. This week Dan introduces Olga to “The Cabin in the Woods.” We go through all the major plot points and discuss the film’s meta commentary. This episode’s intro music is “White Knuckles” by OK Go (as heard in the film). Please send any feedback to us on twitter @ScreamPod. Thanks for listening! PlayPodcast

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Daniel

Hey there, 26 year old TV junkie, podcaster, and aspiring screenwriter here. I graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Film Studies and I love watching TV almost as much as I love criticizing it. My favorite shows include Buffy, The 100, Doctor Who, LOST, Jessica Jones, Breaking Bad, and so many more. Podcasting has been a passion of mine for over 7 years and I've covered a wide variety of (what I'd consider) guilty pleasure TV. This includes everything from Glee to MTV's Scream, to Girl Meets World. I love diving deep into a show, dissecting its storytelling, and commenting on the social and representational messages it provides. Currently, I reside in the Greater Boston area where I do freelance video editing for numerous companies. I've made several short films and I'm currently converting my basement into a mini studio so that I can build a YouTube channel. In my free time I design amateur video games using the Unity Game Engine and go to comedy shows with my wonderful girlfriend.

One thought on “The Cabin in the Woods (2012)”

  1. So while I was watching this I thought it was okay and I waited for it to get better to what I thought would satisfy your standards for a horror movie. I really liked the office scenes and I understood why you compared it to Scream. Olga was right there was a lot of jump scares. I found the ending blah which made me even more determined to listen to the podcast on it because I knew I was missing something important haha. Once I heard what yall said especially about the “showrunners” manipulating the kids into being what they wanted them to be as tropes I appreciated it more. I’m still not big on the ending, but like you said what way would this movie have ended if it was making fun of horror movies? I don’t think I would’ve liked it if Dana had shot Marty and went about life as before. Although, if they did do that and had a shot of her looking at their empty seats in class/going to their graves to remember their sacrifice and the “showrunners” hired her to be a part of the team that would be cool – even if she got onto the team and we knew she only wanted to be on it to stop the sacrifices I probably would’ve liked that better than the actual ending which maybe defeats the purpose of having the alternate ending if it has the same end result. I guess, I wanted more of a fight from them instead of resting on the steps and smoking. I think my main problem with the ending is that Dana and Marty decided for the rest of humanity that the world would end as they knew it and it felt like her character development took some steps back. I mean, there’s still character development because that’s not the choice she would’ve made at the beginning of the movie I assume, but it didn’t fight the bill of the Final Girl I was used to seeing…which I also appreciate. I’m a mess of conflicting emotions haha. Thanks for doing this podcast yall and feel better! 🙂

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