RU? Instant Reaction Review Podcast Episode 4 – The Cabin In The Woods

The Cabin in the Woods posterThis week was a lot of fun, and love or hate The Cabin in the Woods, it’s something worthy of talking about for quite a while.

I found it very surprising that I ended up rating this one higher than co-host @Shane_Leonard, although I don’t like the way that sounds.

For all that many out there might see this just as goofy horror movie, we manage to pick out a lot of interesting things to talk about. Those in the know are aware that this is something of a meta-film, but even beyond that there are a lot of nice touches Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard threw into this film, which made it more (and perhaps less) than just another screwball horror movie about attractive people in the woods.


We’re also led down the road of rating systems, movies that are difficult to talk about without “spoiling” them, whether or not there actually is a “twist” in the film, its effectiveness as horror, and whether or not the movie even is horror.

Finally, we lead into next week, when we will actually be taking a break from reviewing, and take a show to run through some establishment. Likely topics for next week are our theories of rating, and how we come up with our ratings for a given film, and a preview of what we’ll be reviewing in the coming months.

The Cabin in the Woods

From left to right: Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Holden (Jesse Williams), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Marty (Fran Kranz) and Dana (Kristen Connolly) in THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.


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Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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