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October 31 2015

11 Horror movies that are scary because of what they say about humanity. Eleven of the most misanthropic horror films ever made - Cabin In the Woods comes in at number 4.
The 13 best final girls in horror movie history. A certain someone from The Cabin in the Woods made the cut.

October 29 2015

Is 'The Cabin In The Woods' a horror movie? Debating the best way to classify The Cabin in the Woods.

October 27 2015

The 6 greatest modern horror films. The Cabin in the Woods takes runner-up spot in a list of the best horrors from the last 10 years.

October 26 2015

The 25 best horror movies since 2000. A certain Whedon film discussed at #14.

October 22 2015

The Cabin in the Woods comes to Fright Nights at Thorpe Park in the UK. Amongst other movie themed scare attractions, Thorpe Park in the UK has a The Cabin in the Woods horror maze as part of its Halloween Fright Nights.

October 20 2015

Ten things you might not know about 'The Cabin in the Woods'. An enjoyable ScreenCrush feature about Joss and Drew's movie.

September 29 2015

More from Drew Goddard about the studio demand for a Cabin in the Woods sequel. But what about the ending for the first movie you ask? "I'm sure we could figure it out if we got inspired to." says Drew.

September 15 2015

Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard & Lionsgate get $10M 'Cabin In The Woods' suit tossed. Finally.

September 14 2015

Drew Goddard on the chances of a sequel to 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Has he and Joss talked about it? Yes. Would they want to do it? Well it doesn't look like it but as Drew says, "it all depends on how we wake up in the morning".

August 18 2015

"Movies, Films, and Flix" rates "The Cabin in The Woods" as the best horror movie of the 21st Century. The list was developed by an aggregation of critics lists and users thoughts from multiple websites. Then Movies, Films, and Flix made a poll for their readers to decide the best film.

August 04 2015

'The Cabin in the Woods' made Film4's 50 'Must-See Horror Films of the Century' list. Alan Tudyk's 'Tucker & Dale vs. Evil' also appears on the list.

July 28 2015

Twenty five films which will haunt you with only one viewing. The Cabin in the Woods features on this great Den of Geek list about films that get under your skin.

May 22 2015

The Cabin in the Woods gets kudos for its practical SFX. A listicle from, "7 Movie Special Effects You Won't Believe Aren't Computers," lauding The Cabin in the Woods for eschewing CGI. (Link is to page 2 of the article.) Includes some behind-the-scenes photos.

April 16 2015

Cabin in the Woods lawsuit: Legit or Lame? A thorough analysis and critique of the specific charges of plagiarism being brought against Joss and Drew in the Cabin lawsuit.

April 15 2015

Joss Whedon, Lionsgate hit with copyright lawsuit over 'The Cabin in the Woods'. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "In the complaint, Peter Gallagher... claims Whedon and Goddard took the idea for The Cabin in the Woods from his 2006 novel The Little White Trip: A Night In the Pines. He's suing for copyright infringement and wants $10 million in damages."

April 09 2015

The Cabin In The Woods and how horror movies help loneliness. The AV Club interviews Metallica's guitarist who explains why "The Cabin in the Woods" is his new favorite film and why it deserves the widest possible audience.

February 24 2015

Top 12 really creepy ballet moments in film and TV. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and The Cabin in the Woods all feature on this Den of Geek list.

November 23 2014

Let's get this party started, Syfy! The Cabin in the Woods premieres on the Syfy channel tonight, at 9 Eastern time. More...

November 16 2014

Marty's coffee mug, er, pipe from 'Cabin In The Woods' is now a real thing. Patent pending!

October 31 2014

Almost every reference in The Cabin in the Woods explained. Youtube Channel GoodBadFlicks takes a look at the various influences on "The Cabin in the Woods".

October 27 2014

The 30 best American independent horror films. Guess which Whedon project showed up in this list by The Dissolve?

October 07 2014

H.P. Lovecraft, ‘The Cabin in the Woods,’ and penal substitutionary atonement. Fred Clark (aka slacktivist) puts some context around our favorite meta-horror film. (He offers spoiler warnings for the movie, but I'm assuming those are unnecessary here.) More...

October 06 2014

We must discuss the ending of The Cabin in the Woods. Or just mention it in passing? But it was a ballsy ending, nevertheless.

July 30 2014

"The Cabin in the Woods" makes i09's list of the 13 greatest sci-fi comedies of all time. Dr. Horrible and Serenity get honorable mentions.

June 19 2014

MeFi watches The Cabin in the Woods. On the recently (in the wake of TWOP's demise) created TV and movies section of Metafilter, the community takes on Joss and Drew's film.

April 01 2014

The multi-level stereotypes of The Cabin In The Woods. Cabin in the Woods is movie of the week at The Dissolve. More...

January 24 2014

New edition of the academic journal Slayage. "We Are Not Who We Are": Critical Reflections on The Cabin in the Woods. Guest-edited by Kristopher Woofter and Jasie Stokes, this double issue features an introductory essay by the guest editors, along with nine essays on the film.

November 08 2013

'The Cabin in the Woods" opens in cinemas today in Spain. Yes, 574 days after opening in the States, the Cabin in the Woods is finally getting a cinema release in España.
Toward a Zombie Epistemology: What it Means to Live and Die in Cabin in the Woods. Fascinating analysis of Drew and Joss' movie.

November 04 2013

10 movies that completely changed in one scene. An interesting list from several weeks ago that gives some serious props to The Cabin in The Woods.

November 03 2013

The Cabin in the Woods wins British Fantasy Award. The movie won in the Best Screenplay category. It beat the The Avengers, Sightseers and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

October 30 2013

The Cabin in the Woods - one of the best horror films of the last 10 years. Complex staff writers count down their compiled list of the top ten best horror films of the last ten years, and "The Cabin in the Woods" makes it on their list.

October 29 2013

The 666 greatest horror characters. Empire Magazine includes three characters from The Cabin in the Woods on this list. The Harbinger comes 495th, Marty 224th and Hadley 113th.

October 21 2013

'The Cabin in the Woods' tops Reaper Awards. The movie won in the "Title of the Year", "Choice Theatrical Cut" and "Best Kill" categories.

October 01 2013

Greater union brings Cabin In The Woods back for long weekend screenings in Aus. WA, SA, QLD, and NSW will be holding screenings as selected cinemas stay open 24/7 over the October long weekend. A great chance to catch the movie on the big screen, and the first time it has screened in a mainstream cinema chain (at least in SA)

September 23 2013

The Cabin in the Woods walkthrough with night-vision at Halloween Horror Nights 23 Universal Orlando. The video is from Orlando Attractions Magazine, here's a walkthrough sans-night vision and a 3rd shakier source that explains why everyone is holding cameras. There's also a brief review from an employee point of view and a review from a hardcore fan that list among the top mazes of the event. UPDATE: Halloween Horror Nights Lights-On Tour – The Cabin in the Woods: with pictures for a closer look (the board is there!!). More...

September 21 2013

The Cabin in the Woods Halloween Horror Nights 23 Photo Gallery. Click on Photo Gallery. There is also a Cabin wallpaper under Extras. Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando started Friday. More...

September 13 2013

Details of The Cabin in the Woods maze at the Halloween Horror Nights 23. Michael Aiello, Assistant Director of Creative Development for NBC/Universal Theme Parks, explains how they worked with Drew Goddard in this project and how the visitor experience will be like. From the same event a props preview from the event's official instagram account. Tickets for HHN23 are on sale and will happen on select dates between September 20th till November 2nd. More...

July 26 2013

Gamechangers: transforming genre conventions into storytelling possibilities. The Cabin in the Woods gets featured in this Overthinking It article that profiles stories that revitalise modes of narrative.

July 01 2013

A bit more information about the The Cabin in the Woods haunted house. As mentioned previously, Universal Studios in Orlando is building a full Cabin set for their Halloween celebration. It will include the forest, the cabin, and the facility. Sounds awesome. More...

June 27 2013

Cabin in the Woods becomes the theme for Halloween Horror Nights 23. No details on Haunted Houses yet, but it's been officially announced. Joss and Drew's terrifying world will be brought to life by the masters at Universal Orlando. He's hit theme parks. This is big.
The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods win at The Saturn Awards. The Avengers won "Best Science Fiction Film", "Best Supporting Actor" (Clark Gregg), "Best Director" and "Best Special Effects". The Cabin in the Woods won "Best Horror/Thriller Film". Pics from the event which include Joss with Clark and Joss with Amy and J. August can be found here.

June 17 2013

Cabin in the Woods listed in Hitfix's Top 10 Self Aware Movies. Galaxy Quest with Sigourney Weaver also listed in this meta list.

June 16 2013

The Cabin in the Woods wins a Bram Stoker award. The movie won in the "Superior Achievement in a Screenplay" category.

May 21 2013

Slayage calls for papers on The Cabin in the Woods. A special issue of Slayage will focus on "Critical Reflections on The Cabin in the Woods". Proposals are due by June 7.

May 03 2013

The Cabin in the Woods now streaming on Netflix. Now you can tell all your friends with Netflix who still haven't seen it that they don't have any excuse.

April 20 2013

Marty from The Cabin In The Woods tops the AV Club's list of heroic movie stoners. "He can't save the day, but at least he can choose what kind of victim he wants to be, and 'Helpless comedy guy who dies first' isn't it."

April 06 2013

Scary Movie 5 to parody The Cabin in the Woods? Joss and Drew's movie gets name checked in a tv spot.

April 05 2013

(SPOILER) Evil Dead (remake) review references The Cabin in the Woods. io9's review of Evil Dead (Remake) questions how effective the film is in a post-Cabin world. Related to a story posted earlier this month.

April 02 2013

How do you make an Evil Dead movie after Cabin in the Woods? Director Fede Alvarez addresses io9's questions on operating in a "post-Cabin" world. More...

March 08 2013

'The Cabin in the Woods' ads deemed to be too scary for some Tokyo commuters. Even the tone downed ads are a bit creepy. The movie opens in Japan this Saturday.

March 01 2013

Cabin and Avengers nominated for Empire Awards. Cabin is up for best horror, Avengers is up for five awards including best director and best film. More...

January 28 2013

The Cabin in the Woods wins several Fright Meter Awards. Honors include Best Horror Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Screenplay, and Best Make Up/Special Effects.

January 25 2013

Both The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods win Golden Tomato Awards. They win the the Comic Book and Horror Categories, respectively. Both films also rank in the overall wide release category.

January 18 2013

The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods get nominated for Golden Reel Awards. The awards recognise sound editing and The Avengers got nominated in the "Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film" category whilst Cabin got nominated for "Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film".

January 01 2013

Japanese poster for The Cabin in the Woods. The movie will be out in Japan on March 9th.

December 31 2012

The Cabin in the Woods named 10th Best Movie of 2012 by CNN. Tied with Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie."

December 30 2012

Cabin in the Woods named one of the "Most Overlooked Movies of 2012". The Daily Beast calls Cabin "a bold, incredibly clever take on a well-worn genre."
The Cabin in the Woods debuts on Canadian tv January 5th. This will be on the Movie Central channel. And the movie will air on The Movie Network (TMN) on January 19th.

December 27 2012

Kristen Connolly is one of Rotten Tomatoes' Breakout Stars of the Year. Her Performance in The Cabin in the Woods earns her a slot on this list.

December 20 2012

'Cabin' makes The Daily Beast's list of 20 Best Movies of 2012. Unfortunately, they failed to mention Drew.
Both CitW and Avengers are on io9's list of best scifi / fantasy movies of 2012. It's this time of the year where best-of lists keep popping up -- in this one, io9 picks The Avengers as the second best scifi / fantasy flick of the year. The Cabin in the Woods comes in 6th.

December 19 2012

The Cabin in the Woods is IGN's Best Horror Movie for 2012. As voted by readers.

December 17 2012

The Cabin in the Woods gets nominated for Fright Meter Awards. The movie has ten nominations ranging from Best Horror Movie to Best Ensemble Cast.

December 16 2012

The Best and Worst of 2012 Sci-fi. This list of the best and worst sci-fi moments of 2012 includes a brief mention of The Cabin in the Woods.

December 14 2012

How costume design reveals the role-reversals in Cabin in the Woods. A brief but fascinating article from Clothes On Film delves into Shawna Trpcic's costume design and what it signifies.

December 11 2012

The Avengers and Cabin get nominated for Critics Choice Movie Awards. The Avengers got nominated for Best Action Film, Best Visual Effects and Best Actor in an Action Film (Robert Downey Jr.) and The Cabin in the Woods got nominated for Best SciFi/Horror movie.
Both The Avengers and The Cabin in The Woods in's Top 8 Movies of 2012. A very celebrated year of Joss according to the humour site's 'For Better and Worse' list. Plus they bring up an interesting comparison between Cabin and The Expendables 2. More...

December 10 2012

Cabin nominated for Best Original Screenplay. By the San Diego Film Critics Society.

December 06 2012

Joss Whedon made a masterpiece (and also The Avengers). End of year praise for The Cabin in the Woods from The New York Times.

December 05 2012

Happy Birthday, Amy Acker! A true staple of the Whedonverse, Amy Acker turns 36 today.

November 20 2012

The Cabin in the Woods 'Choose Your Own Adventure' print is now available. The cover that made the internet rounds a couple of weeks ago is now available as a limited edition $20 print. More...

November 19 2012

Target has Cabin in the Woods (BluRay) for $8 as an unadvertised part of their "Beat the Rush" Sale. More...

November 16 2012

The Cabin in the Woods monsters: behind the scenes. A fantastic SciFi Now feature on Joss and Drew's horror movie. Special makeup effects designer David LeRoy Anderson, founder of AFX Studio, talks about his involvement on Cabin. There's some great behind the scenes photographs, concept designs and storyboards to be had.

November 12 2012

Interview and breakdown of the 'The Cabin in the Woods' intro titles. A discussion with Director Drew Goddard, and Main Title Designers Jarik van Sluijs and Pamela Green of PIC Agency. Extras you won't find on the DVD/BluRay...

November 08 2012

The Cabin in The Woods as a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Cool fan art that's doing the rounds on the social media circuit today. Spoilers if you haven't yet seen the movie.

November 05 2012

Down In Front releases fan commentary for The Cabin In The Woods. A group of filmmakers and VFX artists (including one who worked on 3D conversion for The Avengers) share their love for the picture as they watch. Contains adult language. More...

November 01 2012

Joss Whedon to guest on 'Robot Chicken' again. There's going to be a Cabin in the Woods spoof in the season finale.

October 22 2012

Rotten Tomatoes updates their 75 best reviewed horror movies of all time to include 2012. The Cabin in the Woods lands at #34.

October 16 2012

Win double gold passes to see Cabin in the Woods in Australia. 15 double passes each for NSW, Vic, Qld, SA & WA special Halloween screenings courtesy of SF Australia.

October 12 2012

Bunnies retell The Cabin in the Woods in 30 seconds. And do a pretty job too.

October 02 2012

Ain't It Cool News talks to Richard Jenkins. Quint talks to Jenkins about Cabin in the Woods.
The Cabin in the Woods debuts in 4th place on the US DVD sales chart and 2nd place on the Blu-ray sales chart. More...

September 29 2012

Interview with Fran Kranz about Cabin in the Woods climax. Previously unpublished quotes due to their spoilery nature. Fran talks end of movie spoilers and how he feels about what his character does.

September 24 2012

Problems with Cabin In The Woods Blu-ray release in the UK. Studio admits problem. Replacement program should be available soon. Affected copies to be pulled from shelves. ETA: Details about how to get your disc replaced can be found here. Some online retailers like Amazon UK said they will contacting customers. And if you bought the HMV Steelbook then details about getting it replaced can be found here. More...

September 22 2012

A viewing guide to The Cabin in the Woods. Mania looks at what's on the infamous white board and suggests what movies we should watch.

September 21 2012

Drew Goddard does an AMA on reddit. Started about an hour ago. Spoilers for CITW I guess.
SFX horror special features "a love letter to Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods". It is out now in the UK priced £7.99.
Official Cabin in the Woods t-shirts. And stickers, mugs, caps, tote bags, buttons and magnets too! If you live in the US, click here to get free shipping.

September 19 2012

Drew Goddard answers fan questions on his work. Drew Goddard, director of Cabin in the Woods, answers fan questions on io9, live at 1 p.m. PST.

September 18 2012

'Cabin In The Woods' Director spills on movie monsters and his Boyz II Men preferences. Drew states: "Why did I choose Boyz II Men? Now that's going to haunt me. I guess "End of the Road." Doesn't everyone love "End of the Road"?"
'The Cabin in the Woods' is out today on DVD/Blu-ray in the US and Canada. Relive the glory of one of the most talked about horror films in years.

September 17 2012

A behind the scenes clip from 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Courtesy of Fran Kranz.

September 14 2012

The psychotic Cabin in the Woods Monsters you didn't see in theaters! i09 has an exclusive Making Of Blu-ray clip that includes a passel of baddies that didn't make it onto the big screen. More...
'Cabin in the Woods' director Drew Goddard on his lost weekend with Joss Whedon. EW has a video and article where Drew Goddard talks about The Cabin in the Woods.
DVDFile reviews "The Cabin in the Woods" Blu-ray. DVDFile takes a look at the Blu-ray for "Cabin" as well as the movie itself.

September 13 2012

Kristen Connolly talks Cabin in the Woods. From Ain't it Cool News. Spoilers if you haven't seen it yet.
(SPOILER) Joss talks 'Cabin' Black Room with Wired. Video interview and article with spoilers from Cabin DVD/Blu-Ray extras. More...

September 12 2012

"The Cabin in the Woods" misses movie charts top ten entry in Germany. "The Cabin in the Woods" saw the light of big screen in Germany finally on last Thursday, September 6th. 70.000 saw the movie on its first weekend. Article in German.

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