Joss Whedon Talks The Cabin in the Woods


As we near the April 13th release of The Cabin in the Woods, expect to start seeing an increase in coverage about the project’s genesis and more, especially with a South By Southwest festival screening on the horizon.

In an interview with Total Film, co-writer and producer Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers) explained the film is a bit of a reaction to where horror was over the last ten years and what he, along with director Drew Goddard, preferred to see in the genre.

He told the outlet: “The things that I don?t like are kids acting like idiots, the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances. Drew and I both felt that the pendulum had swung a little too far in that direction.?

Whedon describes Cabin as a “loving hate letter”: ?On some level it was completely a lark, me and Drew [Goddard, director] trying to figure out what the most fun we could have would be. On another level it?s a serious critique of what we love and what we don?t about horror movies.?

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