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Trailer Watch: Joss Whedon's "Cabin in the Woods" Finally Hits Screens in April

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood December 12, 2011 at 3:56PM

The new trailer for Joss Whedon's horror-thriller "The Cabin in the Woods" dropped this week, giving a glimpse into the sci fi scribe's take on the classic friends-trapped-in-the-woods horror plotline.
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The new trailer for Joss Whedon's horror-thriller "The Cabin in the Woods" dropped this week, giving a glimpse at the sci fi scribe's take on the classic friends-trapped-in-the-woods horror plotline.

Whedon co-wrote the film with "Cloverfield" writer Drew Goddard, who directs. The picture, originally scheduled for early 2010 release, had been in MGM limbo since it was shot back in 2009. The restructured company is taking it out to theaters next April via Lionsgate.

The trailer looks like vintage Whedon: mysterious government men in suits speak cryptic lines like, "The lambs have passed through the gate. They have come to the killing floor." The horror flick looks both scary and self-referentially ironic.

This article is related to: Joss Whedon, Horror , MGM/UA, Trailers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.