Saw cabin in the woods at the theater last night, most people didn't get it

gigahertz20

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Alot of people didn't get it, it was definitely a different movie. For those that didn't get it I'll explain.......SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET.


I'll break it down real quick:
Metaphors. The gods they were trying to please are a metaphor for horror film audiences who want to be satiated with a good show. The people running the lab are the filmmakers, responsible for ensuring the gods (audience) are satisfied. And the kids at the cabin are the movie itself.

There's that, and the fact that the concept of a lab creating every horror monster and cliche that we know of is pretty darn innovative for a horror film. Suddenly, we have an explanation for why every character in a horror film does some questionable, stupid thing like go off alone to check out a noise. The lab was manipulating everyone to make them behave like horror movie characters, therefore it was not really their fault they did stupid things and it made the show for the gods more entertaining.

In the end, the gods were displeased, which is a metaphor for horror audiences not getting what they want when the director (the people running the lab) screw up.

The satire of the movie wasn't to point out cliches, Scream did that. The satire was to point out focusing on these cliches ruins horror movies. Marty is self-aware the entire time and ultimately ruins the sacrifice, bringing upon the end of the world (the world here being genre).
 
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weirdichi

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Noooooooow I get it. Thanks. I laughed so much when
the unicorn went on a rampage.
:D
 

HumblePie

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I loved the movie! Lol, the speaker phone with Mordecai had the entire audience in our theater laughing their asses off. Marty's cup was also hilarious. I don't do what he does and I want one of those things now :)

The whole satire and metaphors were great.
 

sigurros81

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I can't find the "WHAT MOVIE HAVE YOU SEEN RECENTLY" thread so I thought I'd post it here. I give this movie a 10/10. Go see this movie, the less you know the better.

I am so glad the directors did not go with a "happy ending", the entire time I was crossing my fingers and hope for the Elder Gods to rise. HP Lovecraft will be very happy.
 

GlacierFreeze

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Previews looked dumb. Glad I didn't see it. Sounds even dumber. Horror movies are just completely stupid these days.
 

terry107

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I think that's the point of this movie.

It is and they did a great job with it. I too lost it when
the unicorn went crazy.
Here is a listing of all of the
monsters on the board
. I missed some of them when I saw it this weekend.
 

BurnItDwn

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Haven't seen it yet, but I'd like to see it. Waiting for redbox since it'll be ages before netflix streams it.
 

BudAshes

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I just saw this and it was fucking fantastic. I laughed my ass off and the scene with the soldiers getting reamed by every monster known to man was enough to make the movie a winner.
 

SP33Demon

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That's a pretty cool explanation, although I'm positive that you wear black rimmed glasses and Papst tallboys.
 

sygyzy

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I saw it too and really enjoyed it. I couldn't convince anyone to go (until the last minute) because all the girls thought it'd be super scary.