The Cinephile Hissy Fit Enters The Cabin In The Woods

(L-R) Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz, and Jesse Williams star in The Cabin in the Woods. Image courtesy of Lionsgate Pictures and IMDb Pro

The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, enjoyed doing two things (among many) in 2023. The first was knocking out blind spots, like many good film fans. The second was getting co-host Don Shanahan, a well-heeled film critic but a proverbial rookie in the horror genre, to try and add a little more blood, guts, and scares to his life. This week’s film checked all of those boxes and gave our duo a good conversation to talk about, one that always branches further than solely the film itself.

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For their 138th episode, two voyeuristic film critics, two myth-fearing dads, and two well-tested teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, both knocked out a long-held blind spot recently by giving an audience to Drew Goddard’s 2011 breakout horror movie The Cabin in the Woods. Mostly remembered for early Chris Hemsworth flick, the guys talk about the big ideas of the movie that bit off more than they could chew and bow at the altar of show-favorite Sigourney Weaver. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive as the Editor-in-Chief and Content Supervisor for the film department. He also writes for his own website, Every Movie Has a Lesson. Don is one of the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network and sponsored by Film Obsessive. As a school teacher by day, Don writes his movie reviews with life lessons in mind, from the serious to the farcical. He is a proud director and one of the founders of the Chicago Indie Critics and a voting member of the nationally-recognized Critics Choice Association, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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