The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror film which follows five friends as they journey to a remote cabin for a their break. They become victims of a seemingly stereotypical horror movie plot while being observed via hidden cameras by mysterious office workers.
Five college students, on a weekend break, arrive at a secluded cabin deep in the woods. They are quite isolated with no means of contacting the outside world.
In some kind of underground research facility, the five are observed and manipulated by a group of technicians soldiers and scientists. The cabin is a setup and they are controlled from afar through mood-altering drugs which gradually reduce the group’s intelligence and awareness, and increase their libido.
The cellar door flings itself open and the five friends go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and inadvertantly trigger the release of their own demise when one of them reads from an ancient diary. The diary passage awakens a family of deadly zombie killers who ruthlessly hunt them down as they attempt to survive, escape and find out the truth about the cabin in the woods.
Cheesy, and funny at times, the plot seems to be a parody of your typical horror-flick with a few good shocks and some twists and turns along the way. Although I found it completely ridiculous, I don’t think it is meant to be taken seriously… Anyway, I enjoyed myself, though I don’t think I’ll be back for seconds.