Hello Dread Central Readers, and movie enthusiasts alike. My name is jAMIE from Twiztid and this is my “Quarantine Movie Review”! In this edition of “QMR” I chose -2011’s The Cabin In The Woods.
When five college friends (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams) arrive at a remote forest cabin for a little vacation, little do they expect the horrors that await them. One by one, the youths fall victim to backwoods zombies, but there is another factor at play. Two scientists (Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford) are manipulating the ghoulish goings-on, but even as the body count rises, there is yet more at work than meets the eye.
More times than not this movie is found amongst other lackluster visual treats in a Walmart bargain bin. With that said this movie is quite the opposite. In my opinion, it’s more of a wild ride and certainly worth $5 admission fee for the Blu.
I’ll attempt to give u a spoiler-less summary but I make no promises. This film centers on 5 college kids on vacation in an RV to some Evil Dead looking cabin. The bigger picture shows us (the viewers) that some sort of network of people are watching them closely and “puppeteering” them, for lack of a better term, into unleash one of many certain deaths upon themselves. The movie switches back and forth between the network and college kids as it unfolds. There’s a hint of a comedic beat that is welcoming at times and definitely makes for many a memorable scene amongst the blood and carnage.
Bonus sell points… This movie has Thor and Ripley in it! Well, not actually but it does star a younger Chris Hemsworth before all the Marvel fame, as well as an interesting cameo appearance by Ghostbusters & Aliens own Sigourney Weaver.
Check back often for more “Quarantine Movie Reviews” in the coming days and weeks!
Editor’s Note: jAMIE is one half of the horror/hip-hop duo Twiztid. Read more about the band and give a few of their videos a spin below.
Twiztid is an American hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 1997, Twiztid is composed of Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric, who perform under the respective personas of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide.