Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods is, I’m sure you’ve heard by now, a remarkable film. It’s fun, witty, gory, surprising and downright inspiring. Best of all, it doesn’t have to trade in its bona fides as a horror film to accomplish all of this. It’s 100% horror and 50% everything else.
When I sat down with Goddard last week in an office in Hollywood it was hard to stick strictly to spoiler-free terrain. Pretty soon, I gave up completely. After all – I had 30 minutes to talk about one of my favorite films of the year with its co-writer and director. I was gonna talk about everything.
Which is why I’ve broken the interview into two parts. The one you’ll find below is more or less spoiler free – which is to say it contains less spoilers than the film’s trailers. Look for the second half of this interview the week after the film’s release on April 13th. Do me a favor and go see the movie before you read that second part.
Meanwhile, it’s reasonably safe to head below and check out the first portion of our chat. READ MORE