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January 26 2010

"Showing people the proper etiquette of being disgusting." That's Brian White, one of the film's stars, describing Drew Goddard directing The Cabin in the Woods. No plot details in the Cabin portion of this interview.

"it's going to be gory, scary, funny and a wild ride with great performances."

"Being on set with these monsters, two feet away, it doesn't feel fake. Their eyeballs look real, you can touch it, smell it, the blood stank like blood.

So, there's monsters and it'll be gory. Did we have those things confirmed yet?
I would love to see a Whedon/Goddard list of the best in the Rustic Structure Situated in an Uncultivated or Out-of-the-Way Area genre, as it is one in which I lack an adequate intellectual grounding.

[ edited by Pointy on 2010-01-27 16:12 ]

As a horror fan, I would like to see that list too. Then again, Evil Dead 1 & 2 and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original of course) are all that is really need. For something a bit more modern, Cabin Fever isn't too bad, although not really much in the way of monsters.

I really want to go into this one knowing as little as possible. The delay to add 3D is going to make this a bit harder, as well as it really annoying me in general. I think I may have said this before on here, but I have had enough of the "3D revolution" since seeing Avatar. Films are no more immersive in 3D than a well made 2D film, particular one that has good use of sound. If anything, the 3D effect hinders immersion, due to the loss of 30% colour and the gimmicky way it is generally used. I can't imagine this being any better for a film that wasn't made for 3D in the first place. When it is released, I will be making a point of going to see the 2D version
Monsters on set is good news. Too much of it's CGI nowadays.
I have had enough of the "3D revolution" since seeing Avatar.
Yeah, and Pocahontas Avatar, could have a little bit more of a original script.

I really hope that the performances are great, cause Jodelle Ferland in Case 39 is having her 40th creepy character, so it's better her Cabin role be great.
I think the script on Avatar was intentionally left the way it was. The reference to "Unobtanium" by itself is enough to know he wasn't taking that aspect seriously and was making inside jokes.

Since I know Cameron can put together an excellent script, that's just my guess.

Regarding Monsters, they don't have to be literal monsters. They could be "head trips" so to speak. So I'm not sure anything is really confirmed here. Other than there might be "monster scenes" that may or not may be a monster.
I didn't find the Avatar script to be too bad. Except for some real stinkers ("fight terror with terror" and the aforementioned Unobtanium, which couldn't help but remind me of Wonderfluriom), it was perfectly fine and did what it was intended to do. In fact, outside of the pointless 3D, I found the film to be a real spectacle; exactly what I was expecting and looking for from a film of its ilk.

True, they may not be actual monsters. However, "The day I arrived in their world, I was lost. Being on set with these monsters, two feet away, it doesn't feel fake. Their eyeballs look real, you can touch it, smell it, the blood stank like blood" does sound like he means literal monsters.

Interesting they aren't going down the CGI route. Good thing too, as CGI characters never have the physicality that an actual actor does.
There is an upside to Cabin not being relerased next month. Martin Scorsese's first 'horror' film is opening, with Leonardo DeCaprio. No one needs that kind of competition.

Still - a year from now is too long to wait. :(

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