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The Cabin in the Woods Details


Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard team up for this bloody horror satire that offers an inventive twist on the familiar stranded-in-the-woods sub-genre. As five friends pile into an RV bound for a secluded cabin far from civilization, the operators of a mysterious, high-tech control room monitor their every move while preparing an arcane ritual that dates back to the beginning of time. Shortly after arriving at the rickety cottage, Dana (Kristen Connolly) and her friends Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Marty (Fran Kranz), and Holden (Jesse Willaims) venture into the basement and discover a little girl's diary from the early 1900s -- which recounts a series of horrifying events that unfolded precisely where the vacationing teens how stand. Before long, the nightmare comes knocking at the door -- murder gleaming from its putrid eyes and a rusty saw clenched in rotting hands. In the control room, everything is going exactly according to plan; Sitterson (Richard Jenkins) and Hadley (Bradley Whitford) are taking bets, and their supervisor Lin (Amy Acker) is monitoring every detail. But just when it looks like the show is over, an unexpected glitch threatens to topple the entire system. ~ Rovi

  • Release date:April 13, 2012


Awarded by
Detroit Film Critics Society Joss Whedon Best Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Drew Goddard Best Screenplay 2012 Nominee


Kristen Connolly
as Dana
Chris Hemsworth
as Curt
Anna Hutchison
as Jules
Fran Kranz
as Marty
Richard Jenkins
as Sitterson
Bradley Whitford
as Hadley
Brian J. White
as Truman
Tim de Zarn
as Mordecai
Tom Lenk
as Ronald the Intern
Jodelle Ferland
as Patience Buckner
Maya Massar
as Mother Buckner
Nels Lennarson
as Clean Man
Rukiya Bernard
as Labcoat Girl
Adrian Holmes
as Demo Guy
Chelah Horsdal
as Demo Guy
Terry Chen
as Operations Guy
Heather Doerksen
as Accountant
Patrick Sabongui
as Elevator Guard
Phillip Mitchell
as Lead Guard
Ellie Harvie
as Military Liaison
Patrick Gilmore
as Werewolf Wrangler
Brad Dryborough
as Chem Department Guy
Richard Cetrone
as Werewolf/Merman
Simon Pidgeon
as Dismemberment Goblin


Drew Goddard
Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon
Drew Goddard
Peter Deming
David Julyan
Composer (Music Score)
Dana Sano
Musical Direction/Supervision
Lisa Lassek
Martin Whist
Production Designer
Kendelle Elliott
Art Director
Tom Reta
Supervising Art Director
Michael Diner
Art Director
John Swallow
Jason Clark
Executive Producer
Allan Galajda
Set Designer
Nancy Brown
Set Designer
Michael Toby
Set Designer
Viva Wang
Set Designer
Domenic Silvestri
Set Designer
Peter Stratford
Set Designer
Hamish Purdy
Set Decorator
Shawna Trpcic
Costume Designer
Anya Colloff
Amy McIntyre-Britt
Coreen Mayrs
Heike Brandstatter
Todd Fulkerson
Assistant Editor
Melody Gehrman-Cook
Assistant Editor
Catherine Haight
First Assistant Editor
Sanna Seppanen
Key Hairstylist
Will Telford
Digital Effects
Todd Shifflett
Visual Effects Supervisor
Scott Nicholson
Stunts Coordinator
Mary Anne Waterhouse
Post Production Manager
Kasandra Greene Griebel
Production Coordinator
Connie Parker
Key Make-up
Dan Sissons
Properties Master
Steve Demko
Post Production Supervisor
Joss Whedon
Second Unit Director
Susan Lambie
Script Supervisor
Zeke Morales
Visual Effects Editor
Gitte Axen
Jasmine Kosovic
Post Production Supervisor
Ron Bartlett
Re-Recording Mixer
Eddy Santos
Second Assistant Director
Joel Whist
Special Effects Supervisor
David Husby
Production Sound Mixer
Jason Clark
Unit Production Manager
Brad Minnich
Visual Effects Editor
Doug Hemphill
Re-Recording Mixer
Janice MacIsaac
Assistant Costume Designer
Freddie Hice
Second Unit Director
Freddie Hice
Stunts Coordinator
Ian Seabrook
Underwater Photography

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