The Cabin in the Woods, dir. Drew Goddard
SPOILERS FOR SKILLED INFERRERS
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.