The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

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The Cabin in the Woods Release Date
April 13, 2012
The Cabin in the Woods Synopsis
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.



If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.



Produced by Whedon and directed by Goddard from a script by both, the film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.
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Starring: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Brian J. White, and Amy Acker
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Produced by: Joss Whedon
Length: 95 min
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Lionsgate
Release Date:  April 13, 2012
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