2012 Retrospective: ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ – High-Concept Horror Awakens

With a gust of wind (and a strong electrical mechanism), five teens are plunged into the depths of hell. A simple story of young adults getting hunted by the evils that lurk in the forest has been a mainstay of horror. For decades, horror ran this story into the ground. Yet in 2012, a long-awaited … Continue reading 2012 Retrospective: ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ – High-Concept Horror Awakens

Podcast – Bela Lugosi’s Undead Episode 1 – ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ (2012) Directed by Drew Goddard)

Welcome to the podcast series premiere of Bela Lugosi's Undead! Spooky Ryan and I are going to jump around our favorite horror films and discuss them over the course of the next year. We hope you'll join us on the journey! In our first episode, we cover Drew Goddard's horror parody, Cabin in the Woods. The … Continue reading Podcast – Bela Lugosi’s Undead Episode 1 – ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ (2012) Directed by Drew Goddard)

Review: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Embraces Purgatory and Half-Naked Hemsworth

Dropping characters into a singular location will always be a popular genre trope. From Rope to The Hateful Eight, the concept has always been a way for directors to build tension slowly over a few hours. Dating back to the days of the stage, these moments can truly bring the most out of characters by secluded them in … Continue reading Review: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Embraces Purgatory and Half-Naked Hemsworth

We Bought a Pod Episode 41: The First Man at the El Royale

This week, Aaron and AJ discuss the Oscar-contender First Man and the fun genre film, Bad Times at the El Royale. We also jump into some listener questions and have a discussion about criticism versus going to a movie for enjoyment. Timestamps are below! 00- 28:20 - First Man Review 28:20 - 50:20 - Bad Times at the El Royale Review … Continue reading We Bought a Pod Episode 41: The First Man at the El Royale

Trailer Talk: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Looks Like a Good Time to Me

Clearly, we have strong feelings for Drew Goddard here at We Bought a Blog. Hell, we named a podcast after his feature film, Cabin in the Woods. It's one of my favorite horror movies and is definitely a stay tuned for the podcast in the near future. Goddard is a weird figure because despite being hyper-successful, … Continue reading Trailer Talk: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Looks Like a Good Time to Me