Cabin in the Woods: Just Pump in Some Bad-Decision Juice

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Welcome to Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that talks about horror movies! In episode 62 about Drew Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods your hosts Mary Kay, Rachel, and Mary try to answer questions like these:

What would Drew Goddard do if we took away two-way mirrors? When you walk into a bar bathroom, do you check to make sure the mirrors aren’t two-way? What horror trope would you pick from that basement? What about setting? Is this movie scary? How amazing is this actress who plays Jules? What was your favorite on the white board list of monsters? Did you think that it was going to be Marty who survived? Why is Rachel obsessed with this character? What do all these monsters do? What is the overall narrative supposed to mean? Why does it look differently across cultures? If this manipulation of others’ suffering will ultimately save the world, are the scientists really bad guys? Is this just a really meta-trolley problem? Is it wrong to take joy in your job when it’s more of a coping skill than an off-hand dismissal of suffering? Why does the virgin have to die last? And why does it not matter if she dies? Is this meant to be an explanation of why our horror movies have evolved the way that they do? How is this related to the SIMS? What song would you HATE to play while you were being killed in a horror movie?

Cabin in the Woods (2011)– Written by Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon and directed by Drew Goddard. Performances by Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford.

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Supernatural

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Summary: When five college friends (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams) arrive at a remote forest cabin for a little vacation, little do they expect the horrors that await them. One by one, the youths fall victim to backwoods zombies, but there is another factor at play. Two scientists (Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford) are manipulating the ghoulish goings-on, but even as the body count rises, there is yet more at work than meets the eye.

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