Like Scream before it, this movie satirizes horror, breaking down it's conventions, and calling them out. Unlike many previous horror comedies, Cabin in the Woods develops an interesting story reason for the satire. Viewers are treated to a taste of monsters and gore, then the narrative veers off into a weirdly philosophical space, then to all-out mayhem. The twists keep on coming until you don't know which way is up. And the ending is one that no horror fan could predict. Highly enjoyable!