"The Cabin in the Woods" seemed like a doomed project, considering it was made in 2009, looked like it belonged in the 1990's and wasn't released until 2012. The trailers felt spoilery and overly clever. Joss Whedon might be a hero of television, but his work on the big screen never impressed me that much. Yet the positive reviews managed to win my interest over and I left the theater feeling completely satisfied. Ambitious, creative, funny, intense, clever...it's the type of genre piece that anyone will like. But it's also the type of genre piece that horror fans such as myself will love.