The Pestle


Ep 89: “The Cabin in the Woods”

October 16, 2019

We stalk through Drew Goddard’s “The Cabin in the Woods” and discuss:

  • cinematography;
  • story and writing;
  • allegory;
  • the role of horror films in society;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society. – Wes Craven

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  1. Joe From Hawaii says:

    Loved the Episode! Thanks guys! I hadn’t seen this since it was in theatres, and totally hadn’t picked up on the stoner explaining the movie at the beginning, thanks for that!

    1. Todd says:

      Thanks Joe! I actually didn’t either until Wes played the clip. Then it clicked! Love those moments of realization when the filmmaker bakes in clues at the beginning. Ha!

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