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THE CABIN IN THE WOODS Cert 15, 95mins One of the smartest chillers of the Nineties was Scream in which Wes Craven playfully parodied slasher movie conventions and gave rise to the phrase 'meta-horror'.
Joss Whedon's latest does much the same by taking apart standard horror clichs and rebuilding them into a terrifically droll satire. It's every bit as clever as Craven's film and about ten times as bonkers.
Five teenagers (including Chris 'Thor' Hemsworth) go on a weekend break at an old mountain cabin. And before you can say Evil Dead II, they're being terrorised by the reanimated corpses of a family who used to live there.
So far, so blah, but the real fun begins when we learn shady forces (a group of scientists led by Richard Jenkins) are controlling the characters' behaviour from their laboratory.
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Full of jolts, jumps and coal-black humour, The Cabin In The Woods looks set to be the horror of the year. You'll never look at a teens-in-peril flick the same way again.
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CREEPY CABIN: Terror for teenagers