Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:52 am
You're a good group of horror fans (here on the forum, and the web in general). Because most of what I read basically said, "Just go in to this movie not knowing anything." And after seeing the film, I'll second that statement.
Kudos to Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard for coming up with a cool concept. And credit must also be given to the those in charge of promotion for holding back in the trailers and letting plenty of things be a surprise.
Non-horror fans might not "get" the movie. But any fan familiar with the classic tropes of the genre should love the way they are referenced, and then turned on their head. It's a movie that I expect to appreciate even more when I see it a second time.
It has some scares, but a surprising amount of comedy too. The vibe sort of reminded me of "Drag Me To Hell" in the way it just went over the top with stuff, which was both humorous and freaky. Poking fun at horror, but clearly made with a love for the genre.