Movie Review: The Cabin (2018)

November 20, 2018

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Hey I got a new one for ya; a couple heads to a secluded cabin and encounter terror…and by new I mean absolutely the most tired trope out there. Let’s see if The Cabin can do anything to spice up this hoary ol’ chestnut…
Bickering couple, Rose (Caitlin Crommett) and Harry (Christopher Lee Page) head out for a little R&R at a cabin located in the middle of East Asshair where they hope to patch it up baby as their relationship comes apart at the seams (apologies to The King for that paraphrasin’). Sounds well and good except, they are not alone for long at the rustic abode as a deceitful, absolutely bat-shit insane psycho named Sven (Erik Kammerland who also wrote the flick) comes into their lives and forces them into one hell of a nightmare scenario…one in which there may not be a way out of alive!
I’d love to tell you lot that The Cabin is a tired, worn-out turd of a flick, but it isn’t. Thanks to the efforts of Director Johan Bodell and the aforementioned Kammerland, The Cabin is a well played game of cat and mouse with heaps of escalating tension and cold, bleak, landscapes all delivered with a palette of washed out color…which combines to make a unique film that’s a cut above the rest (pun intended). Adding to that are the strong performances of Crommett, Page, and Kammerland, as the troubled couple and their nemesis respectively…all are fantastic and believable in their roles, with the latter being a true gooseflesh inducing maniac with the creep-factor amped-up to the nines.
On the negative side, reading the initial premise, and watching the trailer for this flick, one couldn’t blame you for passing on The Cabin as it looks like one of about a billion similar flicks, but as you can see above, this one has something to offer stalk n’ slay loving horror hounds!
If you are a fan of thrillers, slashers, or any combination thereof, then you need to give The Cabin a look-see; it’s bleak, dark, and well-made…and that deserves you slappin’ your putrid peepers on it post-haste!



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