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May 10 2012

Two minutes of Joss Whedon at SXSW. A video clip from the A Conversation with Joss Whedon event that occurred at this year's South By Southwest, about The Cabin in the Woods, Avengers, and writing. More...

May 04 2012

Get an autographed The Cabin in the Woods poster. Lionsgate is auctioning off a t-shirt, film visualization book, and poster from The Cabin in the Woods signed by Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford, benefiting The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation .

May 03 2012

Roadshow Films decides on a small Sydney/Melbourne theatrical season of Cabin in the Woods. CitW will be getting a limited season starting June 14th at the Cinema Nova in Melbourne and the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney. More...

April 30 2012

(SPOILER) Belated Media has a video-review of The Cabin in the Woods. It's spoiler-ish, but only about the beginning of the movie. Anyway: very entertaining. More...
The Cabin in the Woods has solid 3rd weekend. $4.5m dollars and a fall of 43.9% on last weekend. More...

April 27 2012

(SPOILER) NPR's Pop Culture Discussion of The Cabin in the Woods. Interesting discussion about Cabin in the Woods fast forward to 15:38. More...
Cabin set to pass Serenity's lifetime box office. Cabin is at just over $38m worldwide heading into its 3rd weekend.
Cabin straight to DVD in Australia. Perhaps a fan reaction can overturn this decision too? ETA: Official statement here and there is a screening of the movie on the 29th at the Gold Coast Film Festival.

April 26 2012

(SPOILER) Why "Cabin in the Woods" is awesome. Spoilers abound, but the Mary Sue's Jamie Frevele nails what makes this movie work. On the other hand, Joey Comeau (of the webcomic "a softer world") doesn't think that Cabin is a horror movie.
"This is the silliest movie I've ever made" - a Joss Whedon interview. This is the unedited, unpaywalled version of the interview that appeared in the Sunday Times a couple of weeks ago.
Hijinks Ensue on Joss' previous TV experiences. Just thinking about this very thing yesterday.
(SPOILER) Animation World talks to Rhythm & Hues about Cabin VFX. Marked for spoilers because you can't discuss the visual effects without actually referring to what the effects are.

April 25 2012

(SPOILER) What The Cabin in the Woods says about the current state of pop culture. An essay from Tor.com examines what The Cabin in the Woods says about pop culture and entertainment. "The film manages to illuminate the deeply weird cultural moment we find ourselves in, and how it all comes back to John Hughes."

April 24 2012

(SPOILER) Extra Hot Great podcast reviews Cabin in the Woods. And they love it! This is a fun listen; it starts at the 18:30 mark.
(SPOILER) The conspiracy and spectacle of The Cabin in the Woods. More analysis of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's movie.

April 23 2012

(SPOILER) Millennials get Cabin in the Woods in a way Boomers never will. Jessica Goldschmidt explains why "Cabin" and other Whedon works so appeal to the "millennial" generation.

April 22 2012

(SPOILER) Discuss 'The Cabin in the Woods' - round three. It's the second week of release and some fans have now viewed the movie multiple times. More...
"Cabin" tracking for an $8.2 million weekend. Deadline reports that "Cabin" will only drop 44% (if I've done my math correctly!) in its second weekend - which is relatively good for a horror film, especially considering "Cabin's" CinemaScore from last week. More...
Joss Whedon: Hollywood's golden boy. The Guardian says Joss is the "hottest property in cinema..." (My take: "Like most overnight successes, this one only took twenty years.") Anyway, we knew him when.

April 21 2012

Cabin released in Sweden after fan campaign. Just a quick follow-up to my earlier post. Sometimes a fan campaign works!

April 20 2012

(SPOILER) Firefly easter egg in Cabin plus more info from The Visual Companion. io9 gives us a review of the movie tie-in. More...

April 19 2012

(SPOILER) Five star review for The Cabin in the Woods in Dutch quality newspaper. "No horror movie will ever be the same."

April 18 2012

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon finally talks Cabin In The Woods spoilers. Joss talks about whether he thinks a sequel is possible and the reason for a certain surprise.
Help release 'The Cabin in the Woods' in Sweden. At present it looks like Cabin in the Woods will not be shown in Swedish cinemas but go directly to DVD. A Swedish SF bookstore has reacted to this by creating a Facebook page to promote relase of the film. It's in Swedish, but I think you will get the gist of it...
The Cabin in the Woods climbs to #2 rank in daily box office. Good Monday $1,192,968. Gross so far $15,936,582. More...

April 17 2012

(SPOILER) Is "Cabin in the Woods" something different, or Whedon repeating himself? Movieline's Maria Aspan claims the movie is a checklist of tropes that Joss uses in his TV shows and Dr. Horrible. The cliches she identifies includes the "banality of evil", a wise-cracking guy, and the Big Bads lurking underneath. More...
(SPOILER) Is The Cabin in the Woods a step backwards from Buffy? That's the question critic Alyssa Rosenberg poses in this piece for Think Progress. (Her headline is different, but the one here is the more provocative way she tweeted the piece.)

April 16 2012

Fans react to The Cabin in the Woods. Video of readers of /Film and FirstShowing.net reacting after seeing a free, early screening. The movie is also reviewed on the /Filmcast podcast and given 9/10 in the site's written review.
The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion and Novelization get released this week. The Visual Companion features "in-depth interviews, the full screenplay by Whedon and Goddard, stunning production art, and hundreds of color photos." The novelization is written by horror author Tim Lebbon. More...
(SPOILER) Drew Goddard speaks freely about 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Drew speaks in detail about the reasons behind everything in the film, including why the ending is his favourite part of the movie.
10 horror movies that scare "The Cabin in the Woods" team. Entertainment Weekly asked the cast and crew of "The Cabin in the Woods" what movies scare(d) them the most. Here are their answers.
(SPOILER) CNN reviews "The Cabin In The Woods". Tom "Special to CNN" Charity likes TCITW, noting "there's no question that this is one of the most entertaining and invigorating shockers in recent years. It's also one of the best movies of 2012 so far, in any genre." A rather different opinion of the movie can be found in this Guardian article. More...

April 15 2012

The Cabin in the Woods in 3rd place with estimated $14.85 million opening weekend. Box Office Mojo reports an estimated 3rd place finish behind Hunger Games and The Three Stooges. The site offers a more detailed comparison here. More...
Squidoo lists songs used in the Cabin in the Woods from artists like Nine Inch Nails and Ladyhawke. More...

April 14 2012

(SPOILER) Discuss 'The Cabin in the Woods' - round two. In which we carry on chatting about Drew and Joss' new movie. More...
"The Cabin in the Woods" OST now on US iTunes. Here's a nice early surprise. More...
The Cabin in the Woods heading for #3 weekend. Deadline reports that CitW grossed $5.5 million on Friday, and is heading for a $13 million weekend, against a budget of $30 million.
Kristen Connolly talks surviving the "Cabin". The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision talks with "The Cabin in the Woods" co-star Kristen Connolly about the finally-released horror film from Drew Goddard and Joss. In related coverage, Yahoo! Movies' Movie Talk interviews Drew about his directorial debut. He also discusses the five films that most influenced "Cabin" here.
"Cabin" Illustrative of the Critic vs. Audience Divide? "The Cabin in the Woods" has received quite favorable reviews from most major critics, but CinemaScores (when polled what audiences have rated a movie after seeing it) for it have been less than stellar with the majority giving it a "C" and females in particular giving it a "D+." What do you think audiences aren't connecting with that critics are?

April 13 2012

(SPOILER) Salon interviews Joss about his two big movies. Not too spoilery conversation, but a little bit.
(SPOILER) Discuss 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Been aching to discuss those oh-so glorious scenes? Now is your chance. More...
(SPOILER) Drew Goddard on his "Cabin" finally opening its doors. The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision talks with Drew about today's release of "The Cabin in the Woods" as well as fandom and what may be next in his career. There's also an interview with him at The A.V. Club.
(SPOILER) BBC News asks if The Cabin in the Woods trailer gives away too much. The article has spoilers about the movie (and others).
The Cabin in the Woods opens today. Go see it and we'll chat about it later.
(SPOILER) Ain't It Cool News interviews Joss about The Cabin In The Woods. Spoilers are not heavy but for those who want to know nothing about the film prior to release, tagged. More...
Box office predictions for The Cabin in the Woods vary between $10-15 million. EW predicts that The Cabin in the Woods will earn $15 million this weekend in the US, leaving it as the second highest grossing movie behind The Hunger Games. More...

April 12 2012

(SPOILER) The latest clip from 'The Cabin in The Woods'. It features a Chris Hemsworth introduction.
(SPOILER) Roger Ebert reviews The Cabin in the Woods. And he positions it, without overtly stating it, right into my favorite internet discussion topic! :-)
(SPOILER) Entertainment Weekly Reviews "The Cabin in the Woods". EW's Lisa Schwarzbaum gives a mildly positive review to the film.

April 11 2012

(SPOILER) Drew Goddard on Cabin in the Woods, Brainstorming Monsters, and the Horror-Movie Whore. Spoilers for various scenes/aspects of the movie. Drew seems to be loosening his tongue in these pieces now that we're a mere 48 hours away...
(SPOILER) Joss talks about working on Cabin and a lot of behind the scenes stuff. A lot of subjects are covered and very mildly spoilery. Also, check out the talks from director Drew Goddard and cast members: Richard Jenkins, Kristen Connoly, Jesse Williams, Fran Kranz, Amy Acker, Anna Hutchison, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Chris Hemsworth. Plus, there's also some Behind the the scenes footage.
Cabin in the Woods Review. The Schmoes Know brings you a spoiler-free review.

April 10 2012

Cabin in the Woods soundtrack gets a cover and a release date. The soundtrack will be released May 1st worldwide. More...

April 09 2012

The Cabin In The Woods is "fresh", has 94% positive reviews from 31 sources. So say Rotten Tomatoes. That currently places it in their top 50 reviewed horror movies of all time.
Win Some Cool Cabin in the Woods Swag! Prizes include a T-Shirt, a Signed Poster, and other goodies.
Joss Whedon talks about Fran Kranz, Amy Acker and Tom Lenk. They're appearing in The Cabin in the Woods (and Much Ado About Nothing). SyFy UK also has another clip of Joss talking about horror cliches.
Audience tracking of Cabin in the Woods is looking better. Tracking numbers are looking good; there is definite awareness and interest in the general audience for the movie. More...
(SPOILER) Interview with Drew Goddard and Amy Acker on Cabin in the Woods. Goddard talks about the writing process and Acker talks about her involvement. Find out Amy's unusual reaction to seeing horror films.

April 08 2012

(SPOILER) Cabin in the Woods spoilery 'Glitch' trailer. If you've already decided you're going to watch the movie, skip it.
Dutch premiere of The Cabin in the Woods. I thought we had to wait untill the beginning of May, but I presume this is true... More...

April 06 2012

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon interview at The Guardian. Video interview covering The Cabin in the Woods and recent developments in the Buffy comic.
"The Cabin In The Woods" Mondo/Alamo Drafthouse poster. A special poster for "The Cabin in the Woods".
(SPOILER) Drew Goddard and Jesse Williams talk to Bleeding Cool. They discuss The Cabin in the Woods. More...

April 04 2012

(SPOILER) Brand new clip from 'The Cabin in the Woods'. You've seen a snippet of this already if you've watched the first trailer.
When Minneapolis saw 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Bloody Disgusting readers give their reaction to the movie (they loved it).
Another tv spot for The Cabin in the Woods. An exclusive new TV spot for the Cabin in the Woods from Cinema Blend.

April 03 2012

Will 'The Cabin in the Woods' be a hit? Box Office Mojo gives their thoughts on the upcoming April releases. They think that the Three Stooges remake is going to beat out Cabin. More...

April 02 2012

Joss Whedon's favourite horror movie. "To celebrate the release of The Cabin in The Woods on Friday 13th of April, Joss Whedon talks about his favourite horror movie".

April 01 2012

Fran Kranz on his belief in The Cabin in the Woods. Some very minor details about his character. Also a fun story about Fran and his faith in the movie after the jump. More...
The ultimate cheerleader fail! Viral marketing for The Cabin in the Woods, spoilerish if you've never seen the trailers.

March 30 2012

(SPOILER) Belgian film festival screening of the Cabin in the Woods (April 17). Slight spoilers in the description, hence the tag. More...
Fran Kranz talks Salesman, Cabin, Lust, and Dollhouse. As in Death of a Salesman, The Cabin in the Woods, Lust for Love, and, uh, Dollhouse.
The Cabin in the Woods advance screenings in UK. Showcase cinemas in the UK are showing advanced screenings of The Cabin in the Woods this coming Monday, the 2nd of April. I've got my tickets booked.
Another tv spot for 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Only two weeks till the movie comes out.
Joss Whedon answers fan questions about 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Remember all those sites that were looking for questions to ask Joss? Well Lionsgate have now released a video with Joss answering the questions intermingled with clips from the trailer.

March 29 2012

New UK poster for 'The Cabin in the Woods'. It's rather cool. The official UK site has a Twitter competition called (wait for it) "Road Twip" where you can win a trip for two to stay in a luxury tree house in Barcelona.
Joss Whedon: putting the dread back into horror. The Bitter Script Reader discusses a quote from Joss in MovieScope magazine discussing "The Cabin in the Woods" and his disenchantment with the tone of recent horror movies.

March 27 2012

MTV USA competition for The Cabin in the Woods. Goodies await.
(SPOILER) The road to The Cabin in the Woods. Entertainment Weekly has a feature on the movie's complicated backstory. Plus there's new pics! In related coverage, Hero Complex has highlights from Joss Whedon and Drew Goddards' Q&A at WonderCon.

March 26 2012

Free screenings of The Cabin in the Woods for Sky Movie customers. Two free tickets up for grabs for April 3rd screenings. It also screens tonight at 20something locations across UK.

March 24 2012

(SPOILER) First look at Amy Acker in 'The Cabin in the Woods'. It seems to be very spoilery for her role in the movie.

March 23 2012

(SPOILER) Watch a clip from 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Not viewable in certain countries.

March 22 2012

Advance Screening of The Cabin in the Woods at the Atlanta Film Festival. It's the closing night film at the festival on Saturday, March 31st at the Midtown Art Cinema. The entire festival runs from March 23-31st. Day passes can be purchased individually or there are various passes available for certain parts of the festival.
The Cabin in the Woods to screen at Australian film festival. While we await an actual Australian release date, Gold Coast Film Festival will screen the film on April 27 and April 29. Site currently listing only the second screening, but the tickets site has both available.
The Cabin in the Woods screening in Lincolnshire in UK with Drew Goddard and Jesse Williams. It's tomorrow at 7.30pm, with a Q&A afterwards.
The official Cabin in the Woods website gets a makeover. There's new stuff to discover. Beware of spoilery photos and movie clips.

March 21 2012

Win a holiday to a Cabin in the Woods. The TV advertising campaign kicked off in the US and UK on Friday. In the UK they're running a several minute advert giving away a holiday to Sweden.

March 20 2012

Tickets available for special advanced screenings of The Cabin In The Woods. Screenings include some Q&A with specified cast and crew. Click the entry to see a list of cities and direct links to each. Main entry is to the Facebook page listing them all. More...
A raving review of The Cabin in the Woods. One of their favourite horror movies of all time!

March 19 2012

See 'The Cabin in the Woods' early for free in the UK. You could be watching it next Monday but hurry! Tickets are selling out fast. Update: They're all sold out now. Update: But wait! There's a handful available here courtesy of Bleeding Cool.

March 17 2012

Early screenings of The Cabin in the Woods. Keep an eye on this list, which posts screenings when it hears of them. But this is just a list; you'll have to check local papers, blogs, TV, and radio for passes or codes. More...

March 16 2012

A bunch of Cabin in the Woods interview videos at SXSW! <- That's Joss. Here's Drew, Bradley, Richard and Anna. Youtube's been coughing up SXSW videos left and right. Here's more: Joss & Drew, Joss & Drew, Drew, Anna, Jesse & Kristen, Anna, Joss, Drew, Richard, Bradley Anna, Jesse & Kristen, more of everyone. More...

March 14 2012

Drew Goddard's SXSW festival diary. A unique insight into what it's like to promote 'The Cabin in the Woods'. The EW.com article also features a rather fab pic of Joss, Drew, Bradley Whitford, Richard Jenkins, Kristen Connolly and Anna Hutchison.

March 11 2012

(SPOILER) HitFix live Q&A with Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. The Ustream page for the EpixHD stream of the HitFix Q&A session with Joss and Drew about The Cabin in the Woods and presumably other things. I think HitFix's Drew intends not to spoil the movie in this, but I've marked it anyway to make sure people decide for themselves about watching.

March 10 2012

Highlights of last night's 'The Cabin in the Woods' Q&A. After the movie's premiere at SXSW, Drew Goddard, Joss Whedon, Bradley Whitford, Richard Jenkins, Kristen Connolly, and Anna Hutchison did a a Q&A with the audience. There's additional coverage at EW.com.
(SPOILER) A roundup of the reviews for 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Spoilers in the linked reviews, (huge spoilers in the THR review). SFX Magazine: "This is four-fifths of a brilliant movie". IGN: "An incredibly clever and fun take on classic horror movie tropes". Variety: "One of the most exciting feature debuts of the last few years". DigitalSpy: "Witty, scary and incredibly inventive". Fangoria: "If you love horror, you're gonna love The Cabin in the Woods". Dread Central: "This generation's Scream". Badass Digest: "The anti-Scream". Twitch: "It will either completely enthrall you or piss you off". Sky Movies: "Laugh out loud funny, unerringly creepy and consistently clever". THR: "Not nearly as ingenious as it seems to think". Fearnet: "A love letter that says a lot more than just "horror flicks are cool"". ShockTillYouDrop: "See this movie."
A special message from Joss about Cabin In The Woods spoilers as videoed by SFX.
(SPOILER) Two new images from 'The Cabin In The Woods'. Featuring Fran Kranz, Kristen Connolly and more questions raised.

March 09 2012

New tv spot for 'The Cabin in the Woods'. New footage, new scares. And there's new interviews with Joss and Drew here and here.
"Cabin is this weird anachronistic movie" says Drew Goddard. With the movie premiering tonight at SXSW, the PR campaign has stepped up a notch. There's a great interview with Drew at ShockTillYouDrop.com where he chats about studio involvement, special effects, secrecy and the aborted 3D conversion. And Bloody Disgusting has an interview with Brian White where he talks about working with Joss and Drew.

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