Did I actually pay real money to see this hokum? What was I thinking? I have seen some pretty gruesome garbage in my movie viewing years but this is truly gold medal stuff. I've stepped in better. I don't mind a passable horror film but this was not it. Utter unspeakable rubbish. I don't know what some of the other reviewers were on when they wrote, but I don't want any!
Lots of Zombies and a multitude of other monsters (unicorns, dragons, witches and various others). Contains some extra features such as "making of", etc. At least three stars for quite original plot and the ending!
Excellent movie!! One of only a handful movies I can watch over and over again. I actually watched it twice in a row because my sister decided she wanted to watch it.
Not scary. Turned if off after about 30 minutes.
This is a STELLAR film.
EASILY the most original take on horror in years.
If you are a massive fan of EVIL DEAD 3, JEFFREY COOMBS, LOVECRAFT and their ilk, you will understand how horror themes and comedy can co-exist.
This movie draws on so many stereotypes and horror hallmarks and weaves them into a gorgeously produced, well paced, intelligent and FUN movie tapestry.
It's not a dark and mindless chainsaw romp* Hence all the 1 star ratings and comments like 'it's weird and boring'.
This was a weird movie that started well but then all went a bit pear shaped and hard to follow. It is perhaps left to your own interpretation but I saw it as a 'choose your own adventure' on how you are going to die - with the folks in the 'production room' watching on. I mentally tuned out toward the end so perhaps I didn't get it and missed something. Very average in my opinion.
The film started out OK for a B-grade horror movie but degenerated towards the end. Not scarey.
Was a good horror film until it went weird in the end.
Chris Hemsworth must have a very Thor ass after starring in this pile of steaming.
cheap and yucky, bore ya to tears
I never felt like walking away but by the end I found it a bit tedious. A bit of a cop out really. By calling it a horror/comedy they could just call the crappy bits comedy then say "didn't you get it"? or, "didn't you see the irony of that?" It didn't work on both counts for me. Horror only really works if it is feasible and real (ie Psycho or Repulsion ) and comedy only really works if it's funny. This is neither.
a very very very weird movie.. watched half hour and turned it of..
Enjoyed this one, after a long time a good horror movie has come along.
Bit weird storyline. All the typical Hollywood Horry Movie music to let you know something is about to happen. If you don't like blood and guts best to stay away from this one unless you want your head in the pillow. Worth watching!
above average story.......average horror. I liked it.
Terrible! Very weird but pointless story line and I was bored throughout the whole movie, waiting for something interesting to happen. They tried to do something 'different' with this movie but it's going nowhere, just people being killed and lots of blood everywhere. Don't bother with this one.
Brilliant twist on the horror genre. If you've never seen a horror film though you might be a bit confused, hence all the single star ratings.
No comedy, no twist ,no good.
Cross between 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'The Hunting Games'. Very kinky and gory with a touch of fantasy. About a bunch of zombies and mythical creatures trying to kill a group of teenagers in the woods, in an interactive 'Truman Show' kind of way.
Certainly different. I liked the twisted take on the standard 'isolated in woods when family of crazy killers come get you'. I thought the monsters later were a bit too CGI stagy to scare me. The ending was ok but I saw it coming. Some very good characters. Could have been better but is certainly enjoyable although a bit too bloody.
I like the concept of this movie. could have been a better ending
As a Joss Whedon fan I loved it. I love the way he played on the cliches and changed it up. The man is a genius.
This was a very clever movie. It had reasonable actors, a twisted story line and no way you could guess what the ending was going to be.Well worth a watch.
Listen not to the naysayers they know not what they rent. First and foremost this is a horror film so if it's filed in the horror section and you don't like the sight of blood move on to the rom coms. A cleaver little film with an entirely unexpected ending. This will appeal to fans of horror that can have a chuckle at the genre and not take it all too seriously. The film pulls out all the cliches in the beginning but bear with it as things take a turn for the weird and the ending makes itall worthwhile. An amusing perspective on the modern horror movie that is worth a watch for something different to the usual slasher fare.
Certainly not your run of the mill horror movie. A very novel story line with an ending that certainly caught me by surprise. This is not a movie for the squeamish but an entertaing one just the same.
What a shocker, one very sick movie - Very disappointing Chris Hemsworth's name is against this movie. I would have turned it off but I thought it has to get better, but no it didn't....
Terrible wonder how you can have a horror comedy sick terrible
I liked this. It certainly wasn't what I was expecting that's for sure. Loved all the creatures that you get glimpses of towards the end. I guessed pretty close to the storyline early on but liked the twists and turns to get there. Liked the ending too, not your usual.
The trailer looked interesting enough for me to get this. The idea that horror movies are really hidden camera reality shows that provide human sacrifices for ancient gods is pretty clever.
Started quite well but just got stupid. I lost interest & switched it off.
This was a most unusual film. I don't know how it got such a good rating cause I didn't like it.
This movie was for me like a crazy and funny ride on a horror roller coaster. I enjoyed it.
Not quite what I was expecting, which was the usual as in a group of young people in an out of the way place slasher movie. And so I was pleasantly surprised at its creativity and what a solid production it was. Writer Josh Wheldon has really bought out some kooky-interesting stuff over the years and this is no exception. Loads of special effects but a good story overall along with some fun horror. And there's some deeper stuff in it too, and that's wayyy deep, haha.
very unusual. reading the trailer on thus movie I thought not another horror the same as before. But was pleasantly surprise woth seeing.
I've been waiting a long time to see this and I was not disappointed what a great movie with a really great twist to the plot, well worth the effort. Joss Whedon is a genius.
Great! Fresh and original. A quality production. I would watch it again.
Started off a bit strange, but once you caught up with the plot quiet enjoyable
As Dave S commented earlier, this is not a traditional horror film but more a light-hearted satire on all the clichés and presumptions of the genre. It's not a film that is going to change anyone's life, but I found plenty to enjoy here with quite a few laughs along the way.
This movie wasn't too bad but wouldn't really recommend it to anyone
What on earth 'possessed' me to choose this garbage.
What was that? Absolute non sense. Worse storyline ever & a dreadful end. It was like watching Van Helsing , Evil Dead with a touch of Dumb & Dumber. Two stars for the funny parts. No scare in this. An idiotic movie proving that US horror has no idea on what to do next since Asian & European cinema have proven their superiority for the genre.
Absolutely terrible. Avoid!!!!! Just terrible
A failed attempt to revitalize creatively bankrupt American horror movies.
Clearly not for everyone but I loved this film. Likely to disappoint anyone expecting a traditional horror film, as it's less of a horror movie than a satirical meta-commentary on the horror genre. A lot of modern horror films try to be "meta" (thanks SCREAM) but there are few that take things this far or do it this well.
Dreadful...hated it...watched it for half an hour and could not stand it a second longer. Do not waste your time
Very strange movie, definitely not what you expect at the beginning.
Not what you expect, feels wrong to say this but very funny in a very ironic way you'll have to see to believe.
a very gory pitchure not what l expected
Brilliant! Joss never fails! Ignore negative reviews, if you're a fan of Joss Whedon and horror films, you'll love this movie!
Oh what a perfect movie. This turns all the horror movie cliches on it's head. It starts out just like any other '5 teens go on a weekend break' and flips it all on it's head. Yes there is the blonde, the sporty guy, the geek, the brains, the virgin but they are not what they seem. Penned by the brilliant Joss Whedon (and Drew Goddard) this is an unexpected gem. Very funny in parts, very gory in parts but always with it's tongue firmly in cheek. Very clever and worth watching.
It was surprising different. It wasnt what I expected
this is not a horror movie. its a mixture of Hunger Games, where the situation is controlled by outside influences, like what gets sent in by what & attackes them & by the way are killed, & if it's day or night , whether they blow up or survive & the other movie Tucker & Dale v's Evil where the killings are just so stupid it makes you laugh. this movie is so not scary its too silly. the last 30 mins are the best part of this movie. i watched this movie with my 3 teen boys who laughed through this movie. its so stupid you need to watch it,
It was quite a strange movie.
This was weird. I didnt like it. Just stupid really. I thought it would be good but was I wrong. Avoid at all costs....
One of the worst i have seen yet, very disappointed.
The posters promise more gore the MA rating promises less. Joss Whedon promises tight writing with suspect (but sometimes funny ha ha) dialogue. The bunker is reminiscent of Buffy's Adam days or Doll House. It is best to go into this with little knowledge of the plot so ignore spoilers. But you do get to see the difference between Zombies, Zombie red neck hillbilly's and Mermen et al. Just misses 5 stars due to the nagging notion that this could have been more edgy come on Joss you're writing for the big screen here.
Dreadful film- Getting worse towards the end ,mindless horror
Don't waste your time with this one
This starts off like your normal formula horror movie, but oh boy does it do a change up. Loved it loved it loved it!!!!!
IMPORTANT: THIS IS NOT A HORROR FILM!!
Two minutes in you'll wonder: "Um, is this the movie we ordered?" Twenty minutes later you'll wonder why more of your friends didn't tell you about this movie earlier. Don't read reviews, don't look it up on IMDB, and for goodness sake don't ask your friends what it's about, coz the secret is the key to getting the most from this film. Watch, accept, and enjoy. :)
Was a bit dissapointed, the start was ok but a bit corny
An average sort of scary movie
Started out ok, ended pretty weirdly. Different and worth a look though.
I thought it was weird. There was some kind of plot where certain categories of people had to be sacrificiced to keep the world going but it was not clear enough who the organizers were, and whose world had to be kept going. More could have been provided in the dialogue.
I like that twas very good???????
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. Not having read any of the reviews going around prior to watching it I must say it is one of the worst films I have seen in a long time. The thing is, am I missing something? I get the fact that it is a parody or an anti-horror film or perhaps even a nod (whether positive or negative) to horror films generally, but I still don't like it.
It was predictable from the start (why did that eagle have to hit the invisible boundary to the cabin? It made the later scene with the motor bike jump completely redundant). The acting was poor and even though the film may be satirical it is still painful to watch.
what began as a 2 star 'maybe' (and boring) ended being a 4 star very well done. interesting turn of events, not what i expected. the twists & turns are interesting. in the end well worth the watch for horror addicts alike out there in cgi land
Can't wait to see this!!!