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March, 5, 2015
Cabin in the Woods
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THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 2012
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THE AMITYVILLE HORROR has gone through the ringer with both sequels and reboots.

Do they have the three main actors faces on there? Oh yeah.

Are they dominant? Hell no and all three of these people were Known Actors at the time. Rod Steiger was an Oscar winner!

The Amityville Horror

Like THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN has gone through the ringer of sequels and reboots.

The Thing

John Carpenter's THE THING,

The Thing

The list of still relevant, still hot, still loved movies that had a Movie poster instead of a Tabloid cover goes on. Tom Holland's CHILD'S PLAY and FRIGHT NIGHT, to TREMORS, all the way up to James Wan and Leigh Wannell's SAW.

So THE CABIN IN THE WOODS featured a cast of nobodies. And the poster? It was brilliant!

The Thing

Take a moment to really appreciate it; admire the detail. It tells you everything you need to know - everything you want to know - to draw you in. You don't need anyone or anything to explain or reference for you. No one needs to hold your hand. You look at that image and you know exactly what's going on even though you may not know a thing about the movie.

The Thing

When critics got onboard with the movie and it was time to release the positive blurb-age, this was also done elegantly in a way that respected the original poster's reason for existence.

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But though these look great the fact is, other ideas were in the pipeline. Someone wanted to step backwards. Someone didn't realize that they were the person Whedon and Goddard were mocking.


This article copyright 2015 E.C.McMullen Jr.
RESOURCES include IMPAwards and WrongSideOfTheArt

The Cabin in the Woods (2011) on IMDb

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