by Sherif Awad
Cabin in the Woods: We all know the feeling: you’re curled up on the couch under a blanket with a bowl of popcorn, ready to watch a movie. But why do we love films set in cabins in the woods so much?
There’s something about being cooped up in a small space with a group of people that makes for great tension and suspense. Whether it’s a group of friends or a family, there’s always someone who cracks under the pressure. And then there are the monsters. Whether it’s a killer clown, a werewolf, or a slasher, there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned monster to get the heart racing.
So next time you’re looking for a film to watch, why not try one set in a cabin in the woods? You might just be surprised at how much you enjoy it.
Old Man (2022)
I was just watching the newly released Old Man (2022)…Directed by Lucky McKee, the story follows the old man from the title, played by Stephen Lang (Avatar). We follow him as he wakes up in an isolated cabin and takes a while to get his bearings. He is then visited by a hiker who wandered off into a forest, got lost, and decided to ask for help. The old man feels threatened by Joe’s (Marc Senter) presence, and the big question is: Who’s invading whose space?
More Cabin the Wood films:
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford. It is the fifth film in the American Pie Presents film series and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 21, 2012.
The film follows a group of college friends who go to a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway. Soon after they arrive, strange things begin to happen, and they realize that they are not alone. The Cabin in the Woods is a meta-horror film that subverts the traditional horror movie tropes.
The Cabin in the Woods was a critical and commercial success. It received positive reviews from critics and was a box office success, grossing $66 million worldwide.
Cabin Fever (2002)
It is an American horror film written and directed by Eli Roth and starring Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, and Giuseppe Andrews. The plot follows a group of five college graduates who rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus.
The film was loosely inspired by a real-life experience of Roth himself, who contracted a skin infection while traveling in Peru. It was shot in North Carolina on a budget of $1.5 million and was released on August 1, 2002. Although it was not a box office success, grossing only $21.8 million worldwide, the film received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics and has since become a cult classic.
Roth originally conceived the idea for Cabin Fever while he was traveling in Peru. He contracted a skin infection and, while lying in a hospital bed, began to think about all the horror movies he had seen where people are infected with diseases.
The Evil Dead (1981)
It is a 1981 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi, and produced by Robert Tapert. The film stars Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, and Hal Delrich as college students who travel to a remote cabin in the woods, where they find an unspeakable evil lurking in the woods. The Evil Dead has been hailed as a cult classic, and has spawned a franchise that includes two sequels, a remake, video games, comic books, and merchandise.