August 16, 2011

Meanwhile, in Buffy News

Blog friend Sugarchuck sends a link to Marti Noxon's fave comedy horror picks.

That's good Buffy news in itself, but scroll down and you'll see a trailer for "Cabin in the Woods."

Joss Whedon co-wrote this with the supertalented Drew Goddard (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cloverfield), who also directed. Produced by the long-troubled MGM, this one fell between the cracks and ended up on the shelf. Fortunately, Lionsgate picked it up, and it has an April 2012 release date. A group of teens go into a cabin in the woods to party--I don't need to tell you that's a bad idea. But in classic Whedonesque style, this movie doesn't just have fun with the genre, it blows it up. Deconstruction is kid stuff--this one delves deep into the psychology behind the universal need to confront evil. The turns it takes are pretty mind-boggling, and the end of the movie is truly demented. You'll still be laughing, but nervously.

Looking forward to April.

Television Posted by John Kranz at August 16, 2011 12:12 PM
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