I think this film has something to offer as a bridge from 2000s horror to 2010s horror. Though, as Landshark puts it, "For those still reluctant to get on the Wheedon-nerdfest bandwagon, you may want to avoid this one, as it's downright infectious."
|Redheads + Whedon are also a likely formula.|
One trend in Whedon's work to celebrate are strong women, which to me signifies a turning point in horror even if I admittedly am new to watching horror movies. I saw it in Splinter and see many helpless female characters in 70's and 80's horror movies, which irritates me. My applause goes to Mr. Whedon for working towards a new face of horror that levels the playing field and creates more possibilities for plot twists.
|Though there's not much of a twist here, just an innocent game of Truth or Dare.|
To come to an awkward/difficult conclusion of Cabin is like answering the question of someone's favorite color under pressure: I might say my favorite color is pink but the color for this season is obviously burnt orange. I understand it will be the popular vote and it's what people like, etc. It is a part of a growing trend that I've seen with dialogue and character development in movies and TV shows. AND I concede that I am powerless against its force at taking over what we know it as entertainment.
|The most entertaining part of this shot is "Angry Molesting Tree" in the lower left-hand corner.|