Cabin in the Woods, Paperback Book
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The details of the plot are a closely guarded secret, though Joss himself has described it as "a straight-up, balls-out, really terrifying horror movie", adding, "it is not just a slasher in the woods.

It's a little more complicated than that..." This exclusive companion book features an extended interview with Joss and Drew, the full script, and over 150 photos and stunning pieces of production art.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, colour photos/art throughout
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film scripts & screenplays
  • ISBN: 9781848565241



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I'm a huge fan of Cabin in the Woods; I watch the last half hour about three times a week, so you can imagine how excited I was to get this book. What a disappointment. It doesn't offer any real insight into the heart and soul of the movie at all. The interviews with Goddard and Whedon were fifty or so pages of (more or less):Did you change anything? - noWas there anything you'd do differently? - noWas there anything you enjoyed but had no choice but to cut? - noIs the mermaid based on anything? - noThanks for all those stunning pearls, boys!And listening to them anytime they talk about each other. <i>Ugh!</i> All it is, is:Goddard: You're the bestWhedon: No <i>you're</i> the best!Goddard: No <i>we're</i> the best!All I hear is: "Me, me, me ME!"Having a copy of the script is cool, but it's formatted weirdly. There's nothing to distinguish set/movement direction from dialogue, so you lose a bit there.The third part of the book is the "creature feature" - it's pretty cool to see the designs behind all the prominent monsters, but what about the ones that flit by so quickly? A splash panel of all the different elevators would have been awesome and completely <i>made</i> this book. Also, more information about the objects in the basement. It's mentioned how EVERY single object in the basement would have summoned a different monster, but they don't tell you what summons anything so you're stuck figuring out most of them for yourself (thankfully, quite a few are obvious: the conch, the unicorn, the music box, the dolls, the clown toys the lament configuration, etc). This book doesn't add much of anything to the movie.

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This is a lovely book - interviews, concept art, stills, and the script to Cabin in the Woods. I mostly got it out of sheer fannish enthusiasm - it was a smart little movie and I want to encourage everyone involved to make more smart little movies - but I'm happy to have it. I adore concept art, I like reading scripts (and this is a great script) and the interviews were particularly good.

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