Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods a creature feature?

Cabin in the Woods (2010)Producer Josh Whedon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) and director Drew Goddard have been secretive about the plot details for CABIN IN THE WOODS, the horror film they co-wrote, but SciFi Wire posted an item the other day suggesting that the film would be a “creature feature.” At WonderCon last week, actress Amy Acker said:

“There’s a lot of scary monsters,” Acker said in a group interview while promoting the upcoming ABC TV series Happy Town. “It’s a scary movie.”

This seems somewhat at odds with the plot description over at

The film will revolve around two “white collar” characters who lure five college-type kids to a cabin in the woods. The cabin is rigged with carefully selected props, gimmicks and cameras that allow the overseers to spy and interfere with the kids. The mysterious organization behind this scheme is doing this in order to hold a sweepstakes on just how everything will pan out.

Acker makes the film sound like THE EVIL DEAD. WorstPreviews makes it sound like VACANCY. Which is it? Or is it some weird hybrid?

Which ever the film is, the tagline of the poster suggests a tongue in cheek approach: “If you hear a strang sound outside…have sex.” The film was completed in time for a planned 2010 release, but the date was pushed back to allow for post-production conversion to 3D (yuck! haven’t they seen what happened with CLASH OF THE TITANS?).

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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