Before Joss Whedon, the man behind Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse and Firefly, unleashes his vision of Marvel Comics The Avengers on us later next year there is the small matter of the release of his directorial debut movie Cabin In The Woods.
There has been a lot of buzz about this film over the Internet and rightly so as it looks, from the trailer at least, to be more than just your standard, vanilla flavoured hack n’ slash. Starring Chris Hemsworth Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison and Fran Kranz it tells the story of five friends who embark upon a quiet, relaxing country break complete with cabin retreat but it’s not long before the group realise something is amiss and that the history surrounding their chosen holiday location is far more horrifying than they can possibly imagine.
Is it just us or has Whedon deliberately put together a Mystery Inc style team from the Scooby-Doo cartoons. Just look at Fran Kanz’s character again and tell us that’s not meant to be Shaggy.