Lionsgate’s YouTube account (via CBM) released an interview with co-writer and producer of ‘Cabin in the Woods’ Joss Whedon. He answered a few fan-submitted questions in the short video, and I have some of the better ones here for you.
When asked what’s different about this film from other horror films, Whedon says:
“Well I think Cabin is a classic horror movie and then it is the least classic horror movie I’ve ever made; it really explodes the genre at the same time as it celebrates it. And to me it’s not the final statement but a final statement on the genre – in a way that I think is very new.”
On the topic of the collaborative process between himself and co-writer/director Drew Goddard:
“Writing with Drew is always ridiculously fun, because he’s completely out of his mind and so funny and so dear, and the two of us we’re so on the same track. And yet we’re just different enough that we kept sort of throwing each other curves. It’s a glorious experience.”
And finally, on whether knowing as little about the film as possible could enhance your movie going experience:
“Yes I can say that you will have a great deal more fun the less you know. It’s a film that actually unfolds within the course of the film instead of just setting up the premise and then paying it off. And that’s something that doesn’t happen that often, particularly in horror. I would definitely recommend staying spoiler free.”
Considering that I’ve been covering this movie for a while, I guess I’m a little screwed, eh?
If you want to watch the whole interview, check out Lionsgate’s YouTube page.
Also, in related news, Shock Till You Drop has a new TV spot for ‘Cabin in the Woods’. There’s not too much new footage here, but it serves it purpose. Check out the new 30 second spot below.
‘Cabin in the Woods’ TV Spot:
‘Cabin in the Woods’ starring Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Jenkins opens everywhere on April 13th, 2012.