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"THE CABIN IN THE WOODS"
(2012) (Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes None
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Horror/Comedy: Five college students must contend with horrific occurrences when they travel to a cabin in the woods for some rest and relaxation.
PLOT:
Five college students have set off for some rest and relaxation at a cabin deep in the woods. They are jock Curt (CHRIS HEMSWORTH) and his sexy girlfriend, Jules (ANNA HUTCHISON); her good-girl friend Dana (KRISTEN CONNOLLY) and the brainiac, Holden (JESSE WILLIAMS), she's been set up with; and finally resident stoner Marty (FRAN KRANZ). After a run-in with a creepy gas station owner, the quintet arrives at the remote cabin.

Unbeknownst to them, a number of people in a faraway research facility, including leaders Sitterson (RICHARD JENKINS) and Hadley (BRADLEY WHITFORD) and their assistants, Truman (BRIAN WHITE) and Lin (AMY ACKER), are observing their every move. Despite what's to follow, they and the rest of the staff are fairly laidback, even placing bets on the behavior of their subjects.

All of that starts to fall in place when the group enters the cabin's basement and finds a bizarre collection of old items, including a girl's diary that contains disturbing passages. Once one of the students reads a passage in Latin, all hell breaks loose. From that point on, they must do what they can to survive the slaughterous onslaught.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
It's a good bet many teens will be interested, especially if they're into horror films or horror-comedy hybrids.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity.


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