The Cabin in the Woods

April 13th 2012
  • Comedy/Horror,
  • R,
  • 95 min,
  • Lionsgate
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Jesse Williams, Fran Kranz, Anna Hutchison, Brian J. White, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Amy Acker, Reila Aphrodite, Richard Cetrone, Terry Chen, Matt Drake, Jodelle Ferland, Monique Ganderton, Adrian Holmes, Chelah Horsdal, Tom Lenk, Nels Lennarson, Maya Massar, Dan Payne, Simon Pidgeon, Maja Stace-Smith
  • Director: Drew Goddard
  • Writers: Drew Goddard, Joss Whedon
  • Producer: Joss Whedon
  • Executive Producers: Jason Clark, Max Leitman, Michael J. Mailis, Jay Pollak, Lance Sloane, Benjamin Statler, Thomas Tull
  • Art Direction: Kendelle Elliott
  • Castings: Heike Brandstatter, Anya Colloff, Coreen Mayrs, Amy McIntyre Britt
  • Costume Design: Shawna Trpcic
  • D.O.P.: Peter Deming
  • Editor: Lisa Lassek
  • Makeup: Gitte Axen
  • Music: David Julyan
  • Production Design: Martin Whist
  • Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy


Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Vancouver, Canada
  • MPAA Warning: Strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity
  • Production Budget: $30 million
  • Production Companies: MGM, Mutant Enemy
  • Production Schedule: March 2009 - May 29 2009

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2012 Guide Analysis: "It took several years due to the whole MGM bankruptcy fiasco but finally Joss Whedon's long awaited 'Cabin' is set to get a theatrical release this Spring. For years many thought this would be a John Carpenter-era horror tale mixed with "Buffy" style black comedy lashings, but the first trailers show an unexpected sci-fi bent to the familiar slasher film model of a group of young people stranded in a forest cabin and terrorised.

Originally delayed due to a proposed 3D conversion being done on the film, that plan was abandoned so thankfully only a regular release has been scheduled by new distributor Lionsgate. "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth, who filmed a major role in the "Red Dawn" remake which was also vaulted for years by MGM and is finally hitting in 2012, joins a cast of mostly "Buffy" and "Dollhouse" alums in what promises to be a fun ride.

Script reviews were strong, the story containing trademark Whedon witticisms and twists, along with a non-traditional ending. A secret screening at the recent Butt-Numb-a-Thon festival in Austin, Texas seemingly stole the show against some stiff competition including numerous early 2012 films. Hitting just three weeks before "The Avengers", Whedonites are set to be doubly spoiled going into the early Summer."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 12 April 2012: Greece, Russia
  • 13 April 2012: Canada, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, UK
  • 19 April 2012: Netherlands, Singapore
  • 20 April 2012: Italy
  • 27 April 2012: Iceland, Poland
  • 2 May 2012: Belgium, France
  • 4 May 2012: Sweden
  • 10 May 2012: Denmark
  • 14 May 2012: Germany
  • 17 August 2012: Brazil
  • 6 September 2012: Argentina