I want to make this very clear: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods is one of the best "horror" movies I've ever seen and easily one of my favorite films this year. While many of you might love the horror genre, I find it repetitive and stale. It seems like the genre is stuck in neutral, and no one is making any progress forward. But that all changed after I saw Cabin in the Woods. Without spoiling anything, let's just say the film turns "horror" on its head and I loved every second of it. Trust me when I say...stop watching the trailers. Don't watch any TV spots. Do not read the reviews. Just go see the film on opening day next week. I promise, it's worth the price of admission and after you see it, you'll want to see it again.
At this year's SXSW, I was able to sit down with Joss Whedon (who co-wrote the script) for an exclusive interview. Since I didn't want to talk about anything that could spoil the film, our conversation turned to his writing process, casting the film, Comic-Con, what he collects, Easter eggs, and more. In addition, with Whedon directing that small indie film called The Avengers, we also talked about the running time, the music, deleted scenes, and more. Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.