The Cabin In The Woods
  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    95m

  • Release date

    13/04/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

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Film

The Cabin In The Woods

Contains strong gore, bloody violence, language and soft drug use

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    95m

  • Release date

    13/04/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is a horror film about a group of college students who take a break in a remote cabin where they become unwitting participants in a mind games experiment. The film was classified '15' for strong gore, bloody violence, language and soft drug use.

There are frequent scenes of strong bloody violence, including sight of stabbings in the torso and neck, an impaling, an implied beheading and a woman shooting herself in the head, all of which are accompanied by large but brief blood splashes. One scene shows monsters attacking humans in a variety of ways, resulting in sight of blood and gore. Although the sequence is prolonged, the context is fantastical and any sight of gore and blood is relatively brief. The Guidelines at '15' state 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'.

There are multiple uses of strong language. The Guidelines at '15' state 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, 'fuck')'. In terms of soft drug use, one of the characters is seen smoking marijuana regularly, either in the form of joints or by using a bong. However, other characters dismiss his habit. The Guidelines at '15' state 'Drug taking may be shown but the film as a whole must not promote or encourage drug misuse'.

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS also contains one sex scene in which a man removes a woman's trousers, after which he bites at her knickers and nuzzles her abdomen. Her pleasurable reaction suggests that oral sex may be taking place but nothing of this is shown on screen and she is next seen topless sitting astride him.

  • Classified date

    22/03/2012

  • Director(s)

    Drew Goddard

  • Cast

    Jesse Whitford, Bradley Whitford, Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins

  • BBFC reference

    CFF284624