The storyline for 'The Cabin in the Woods' appears, on the surface, to be pretty standard slasher movie fare: Five friends, Dana (Kristen Connolly), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Marty (Fran Franz) and Holden (Jesse Williams) are holed up in a (very) remote cabin, surrounded by a lake and some creepy-looking woods. At first, everything seems great -- but quickly, this group of five realizes that something is terribly wrong. 'The Cabin in the Woods' also stars Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford and Amy Acker, among others.
Curt is the hunky jock guy, so he's automatically in charge (such is the case with most horror movies, right?). Initially, he suggests that the friends stick together, but for some reason, he changes his mind. It seems like Marty is the only one in this group who has any sense. Leave it to the stoner to be the one with his head screwed on straight...
Curt: "This isn't right. We should split up."
Holden: "Yeah, good idea."
Dear Five Friends on Vacation: Listen very carefully to the creepy gas station attendant guy. Getting back to the world from this particular vacay spot you've chosen could be difficult. Why not go to a nice, crowded resort instead?
Gas Station Attendant: "Sign says closed."
Curt: "We're looking for," (turns to Jules) "What's it called?"
Jules: "Tillerman Road."
Gas Station Attendant: "I could get you there, but getting back -- that's your concern."
Again, here's Marty the Stoner Guy, making total sense. He's the first to voice his concerns that something is amiss in and around this cabin. The non-stoners? Not a clue. see more on Something Weird
Marty (to Dana): "I seriously believe something weird is going on."
Off the Grid
Marty does have a point: If you want to really get away from it all, go somewhere that isn't on the GPS. Also? You'll want to do that if you wish to be a character in a horror movie. Make sure you pick a spot near woods and a large body of water...
Jules: "It doesn't even show up on the GPS: Is unworthy of global positioning."
Marty: "That's the whole point, right? Get off the grid, right?"