The Cabin in the Woods is one of those films where the less you know about it beforehand, the more you will get out of your first viewing. (I’m not actually inclined to believe there is any other kind of film, or any other kind of story-oriented experience – but it’s particularly true in this case.) So if you haven’t already seen it – stop reading at this point, and go and see it!
I’ll be sidestepping the big reveals as much as possible, unlike
certain other reviews floating around out there (I’m looking at you,
Village Voice, with your ruin-the-entire-ending opening sentence), but
this piece really is meant as a talking point for people who’ve actually
(Continued in full at Bleeding Cool.)