One aspect that has been emphasised is that it is going to mess with all the conventions you would usually associate with this particular type of horror film. While there are the recognisable tropes of a group of young people go on vacation to a remote location and get picked off one by one, there are also several unexpected moments in the trailer. Without revealing too much, it certainly seems to be living up to the tagline of "You think you know the story. Think again".
The film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz and Jesse Williams as the lambs to the slaughter with Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford rounding out the cast. Cult idol Joss Whedon is producing, Cloverfield's Drew Goddard is directing and with a script written by both, expectations are already high but from the trailer, it's looking very promising indeed.
The Cabin in the Woods will finally be arriving in UK cinemas on April 13th 2012.