The Cabin in the Woods
The Ultimate Meta Horror Film
Cabin in the Woods is the ultimate horror movie lover's meta paradise. In an obvious (and sometimes not so obvious) homage to all things horror, the film dissects the horror film cliches and requirements in an interesting and often exciting way. The film's third act is when things go from insane to batshit crazy and the film delivers in a big way, in terms of action and movie references. As someone who only casually enjoys certain horror films, I wasn't as rabid as a lot of other viewers surely will be, but I thought the film was very well-executed, often pretty funny, and never boring.