O que se diz lá fora sobre THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, de Drew Goddard:
«This is not a perfect movie; it's so ragged, it's practically constructed of loose ends. But it's exciting because it ventures so far off the map.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«Novelty and genre traditionalism often fight to a draw. Too much overt cleverness has a way of spoiling dumb, reliable thrills. And despite the evident ingenuity and strenuous labor that went into it, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS does not quite work.»
A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
«Not since SCREAM has a horror movie subverted the expectations that accompany the genre to such wicked effect as THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a sly, self-conscious twist on one of slasher films' ugliest stepchildren: the coed campsite massacre.»
Peter Debruge, Variety.
«Effects work is slick, and Goddard keeps his foot on the accelerator with help from David Julyan's suspense-building score. It's just too bad the movie is never much more than a hollow exercise in self-reflexive cleverness that's not nearly as ingenious as it seems to think.»
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter.
«The movie's biggest surprise may be that the story we think we know from modern scary cinema — that horror is a fun, cosmic game, not much else — here turns out to be pretty much the whole enchilada.»
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly.