I am not a huge fan of Joss Whedon’s “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer”–which is interesting, because I think that the movie it was based upon was, on the whole, a lot more fun. One reason is that it shares a vampire master with the remake of “Salem’s Lot,” (which is so much better than Tobe Hooper’s version) and everyone knows that the enjoyability factor of a film is directly proportional to how often Rutger Hauer makes an appearance.
It works like one of those laws that govern the universe, like gravity, for instance.
Then there’s Kristy Swanson‘s Buffy, who was a lot more ditzier than Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s interpretation, which better suited the character.
Though I didn’t start this to write about Hauer and Swanson, but to sing the praises of Joss Whedon, who converted me with ‘The Initiative’ storyline from ‘Buffy’ as well as “Serenity,” which was much better than many make it out to be.
Then there was “Angel,” which worked a lot better than the premise may have led one to believe.
Anyway, you might have heard that he has two films coming out, one being a little film called “The Avengers.”
The other is “Cabin In The Woods,” which Whedon co-wrote and Drew Goddard directs (Goddard also wrote “Cloverfield,” quite possibly one of the most irritating movies ever).
‘Cabin’ is supposedly wicked clever, and supposedly going to change the rules for horror films.
I’ll believe it when I see it (probably over the weekend, though tomorrow is Friday, the 13th; a perfect release date for a horror film).