“Ok, I’m drawing a line in the fucking sand. Do NOT read the Latin!”
This is the horror fan’s horror movie, because it’s a love letter to and a critique of the genre. Does that make it good though? Well that’s the question, because this is a genre ripe with people who say that if it doesn’t follow the rules, then it’s just not cricket… I mean horror.
Damien O’Meara is joined by the always insightful Dave Gaukroger to talk all about The Cabin in the Woods (2011). Because when it comes to horror, we want to see the most self-aware, self-referential, up it’s own ass horror movie – and you know what.. we love it!
Check out Dave’s podcast, the Brewery Street Playground.
Movies and television shows named in this episode:
- The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
- The Exorcist (1973)
- Evil Dead (1981)
- Doll House (2009-2010)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
- Cloverfield (2008)
- Ringu (1998)
Introduction music from the Youtube Audio Library: Groove Tube by Audio Hertz.