More than likely, you have heard of this, red a review already, or probably even seen it. But in case you haven’t, in case you are one of the few like me who just let this sail under your radar, check this movie out. Buy it, rent it, find some theater showing movies that have already been released on DVD.
Why? Because you will be hard pressed to find a horror movie as intelligent, humorous, and freaky as this one. It mocks the entire genre, never takes itself too seriously, but also never, ever strays into spoof territory and makes a genuinely good horror flick. This is a full blown horror movie, but it is not Wrong Turn and it is a comedy, but it is not Scary Movie.
To explain why this movie is so good would be to give it away, so I’ll just say this., it’s directed by Joss Whedon. What? You need more? Alright, fine. It’s also got Chris Helmsworth, it has great effects, the acting is good, the story is superb, the thrills are fun, the atmosphere is perfect. Admittedly, if you don’t like horror movies, you’re not going to like this. The joys come from all the tropes and cliches of a typical horror movie. If you don’t know or enjoy those yourself, than the joke will largely be lost on you.
Look, just watch the trailer below and then go see it. I think you will enjoy the irony.