Chris Hemsworth and College Hotties Get the Horror Treatment in The Cabin in the Woods Trailer
If a creepy, tobacco-spitting, rural gas station attendant tells you, "I can get you there... it's getting back that's your concern," as you navigate your way to a weekend house so "off-the-grid" that it doesn't show up on the most advanced GPS system, you might turn around and floor your RV until you're safely ensconced in suburban civilization again. But the upcoming Joss Whedon-produced horror flick Cabin in the Woods is not about you and your sensible friends -- it's about a bunch of college hotties (Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Anna Hutchison) who are willing to ignore a football field's (or whatever unit of measure popular 20-somethings use) worth of red flags if it means they can have a kickass cabin weekend.
Of course, since this is a horror film, these crazy carefree kids get more scares in the form of bear traps and death elevators than they bargained for. Since this is a horror film from Joss Whedon though, Cabin in the Woods is not just a 90-minute cliche-fest but a feature that attempts to turn the genre on its severed ear with a subplot involving Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford as "white-collar co-workers with a mysterious connection to the the cabin."
Cabin was the first collaboration between Thor star Chris Hemsworth and Avengers director Joss Whedon, who co-wrote and produced this horror pic, originally slated for a 2010 release. Here, Hemsworth plays a varsity jacket-wearing jock who carries a football, a beer mug or a look of confusion at all times. After filming, Whedon cast Hemsworth for the title role in his Marvel blockbuster Thor, which was released last May.
Finally, The Cabin in the Woods -- directed by Drew Goddard (who penned Cloverfield) -- arrives in theaters April 13.