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The Cabin in the Woods, dir. Drew Goddard


Okay lads, if you want to essay upon

Horror, I’ll assay a reply, but I think,

I’m afraid, that a step in your reasoning

Is awry: the appropriate question

After ‘Scream’ should be ‘Where?’ not ‘How long?’

You hint this way in your stroke of genius

Postmodern monster collage, your devious

Way of addressing gorefest ambitions

Perhaps, but also a question you can

Answer with finesse; next step from Craven’s

Slasher analysis: why should these conventions

Appeal to your nation, those to Japan?

Instead you go for the oldest saw of all:

Aristotle observes story’s ritual.