Watch: First Trailer for Whedon's Lost Horror 'The Cabin in the Woods'

December 5, 2011
Source: Yahoo

Cabin in the Woods Trailer

"Do we want to go down?" Lionsgate has finally debuted the first teaser trailer, via Yahoo, for The Cabin in the Woods, the long-lost horror film created by Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard that was shot in '09 and has been in the can waiting to be released ever since. The cast of doomed kids in this movie includes Chris Hemsworth, looking fairly young, Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison and stoner Fran Kranz, with Richard Jenkins in there somewhere, but he's not in the trailer. We've been hearing about this for a while, so how does it look? Quite awesome, I must say, I'm very curious. Enter now!

Watch the first trailer for Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods, via Yahoo:

A group of five friends going on a quiet cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom what might possibly be going on just as time quickly runs out.

The Cabin in the Woods is the feature directorial debut of Whedon protege Drew Goddard, screenwriter of Cloverfield and Robopocalypse, as well as work on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Alias" and "Lost" for J.J. Abrams. The original screenplay was co-written by Joss Whedon ("Buffy", "Angel", "Firefly", Serenity, The Avengers) & Drew Goddard. This was originally shot in early 2009, but is just now, finally, getting a release from Lionsgate. Cabin in the Woods is scheduled to hit theaters on April 13th, 2012 next spring. You in?

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  • This Looks Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Groov
    I have been incredibly excited for this to come out ever since it was announced (huge fan of Joss here) but this was NOTHING like what I was expecting. And I'm even more excited to finally see it now.
    • Anonymous
      Agree 1000% percent. Totally stoked!!
  • Gunther101
    • IshmelixD
      that moment when your typical horror movie trailer shows eagles crashing into forcefields
      • JL
        I was thinking, "Oh, no, not more poop from Lionsgate... what the hell?!"
  • Holy crap that looks amazing. I hope that elevator ends up in the first 'Cube' Lionsgate did tease us about bringing those Movies back. 
    • peloquin
      My thoughts exactly, definitely looks like Cube!
  • Xerxexx
    I was hoping dinosaurs...*pout* Hey Billington I saw Jenkins-er-or the back of his head at least. I'd recognize that tonsure anywhere!
  • Intense!!! Might actually be one of the first Actually scary films to come out in a LONG time!
    • Zade
      uhh dude, Insidious
      • Xerxexx
        Insidious fell apart in the 3rd act.
        • JL
          Yeah, it fell apart so hard it gave me the giggles.
        • norm
          Insidious fell apart in the opening credits.
          • Xerxexx
            The scariest part for me was the guy pacing outside the bedroom window and the part where Dalton's brother says he doesn't like how Dalton walks around at night...the rest was meh.
      • Anonymous
        pshhh hahahhahaha
      • Jack
      • Mayor McCheese
        you're a fucking moron.
  • Armeetapus16
    wow..... that took me completely by surprise.... for the better, I can't wait to see this now
  • This looks like a treat,shame it's so far away from release
  • Zade
    Why was this on the shelf for two years, this loks like so much to watch, cant wait i love Joss Whedon.
    • Zade
      * looks like so much fun
    • Croniccris
      MGM owned it and they went bankrupt
  • Rickvanr
    wow... wait... what? sign me up
  • That wolf is coming to life right? Looks funny and good.
  • Bubbab
  • Junkstop15
    Seems like Evil Dead meets Saw meets Cube meets The Hills Have Eyes meets American Pie. In other words...Awesome.
  • Kk
    woaaaah this looks.....erm bad. why is everybody saying that it looks great. i dunno. it looks like ur usual wank.
    • Hannibalcaine
      Sorry, you're retarded.
  • Mike P.
    Yeah, what in the hell is going on?  Honestly went into this wanting to not like it (don't ask why), and I came out wanting to know more.  Looks like a fun ride,  can't wait! Scared that future trailers may tell us too much.  I think I'll limit myself from here on out.
  • norm
    Oofa, I thought I was interested in this film until seeing the trailer. I was expecting a low budget horror film not some over the top effects-riddled big budget mess of a movie, which may or may not feature Rob freaking Zombie on the soundtrack.
  • David Banner
    Trailer showed WAAAAAAAAY too much, you should have put up a warning Alex :) But it does look like a fun ride, sorta "Evil Dead Theme Park-ish" ? :)
  • "A group of five friends going on a quiet cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom what might possibly be going on just as time quickly runs out." OK, Billington? You really need to read this. The book's very good, too.
  • Anonymous
    i liked Tucker and Dale vs Evil so much that i dont think there can be any other "cabin in the woods movie" for me. but of course i will still be seeing this
  • Unravelme
    i felt the trailer might've given away a bit too much. 
  • Ryanbrowne88
    looks like every stereotypical cabin-woods horror film and they tried to add some sci-fi into the mix.  not at all intrigued
  • Deathstar
    "You think you know the story" LOL, love these marketing guys. They make such assumptions. How do I know the story yet?
    Ummm...fucking br00tal
  • sv7
    Looks freakn awesome. Love new twists on the horror genre. Can't wait to see it.
  • Phantomrockcity
    i smell 5 sequels.
  • sleepykid
    "You think you know the story" Errm, yeah. Kinda.  Script reviews for this have been freely available for ages. And if the film is how they describe, we're looking at one seriously wacked-out film.
  • Johnny Neat
    That. Just. Sold. The. Hell. Out. Of. Itself. HOLYSHIT! That looks exciting. I'm so fucking in. I hope it rocks as much as that trailer seemed to imply.
  • Johnny Neat
    P.s. I forgot to mention the taste of them having the Cube's vibe in it a bit.
  • grimjob
    sweet. What the hell is this movie going to be? Can't wait.
  • Steven R McQueen
    when is someone gonna make a kick ass scary bigfoot movie?!?
    • Jazfdcw
      the is a big ass shitty big foot movie called night of the demon not the b/w clasic but something that is so bad it make you puke also what the age rateing im gonna guess its a 15 like cloverfeild.
  • Sagelll
    Read the screenplay; it's much more complex than ya think.,.
  • LW
    What the HELL IS GOING ONNNN!!!!?!?
  • Neonblue120
    So much mindfuckery I can't even venture a guess. I'm actually very excited about this movie. 😀




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