THE CABIN aka A NIGHT IN THE CABIN (2017) Reviews and free to watch online

‘Fear has found a home’

The Cabin aka A Night in the Cabin is a 2017 Swedish-American horror thriller feature film directed by Johan Bodell from a screenplay by Erik Kammerland. The movie stars Christopher Lee Page, Caitlin Crommett and Erik Kammerland.

Plot:

A young American couple, Rose (Caitlin Crommett) and Harry (Christopher Lee Page) are on their way to visit Harry’s family cabin; both as a nostalgic vacation and as a way to rekindle their relationship. However, they’re not the only one that decided to visit the cabin this weekend…

The vacation is quickly turned into a living nightmare for Rose and Harry as they meet a vicious sociopath, who invites them into an involuntary cat and mouse game…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“The colors and scenery work together so well to give the film a sense of isolation, so you really feel it when Sven finally reveals just how horrible he can be. The Cabin is a quick and brutal film. There isn’t a ton of new ground that gets broken, but it’s certainly done well and filled with plenty of decent gore.” B&S About Movies

“As The Cabin came closer to its depressing finale, I found myself believing that this film could have been so much more, because the final cat and mouse game between Sven and the desperate couple does finally get the blood pumping, but it’s too little too late to save what is comparable to one of those art pieces you’ll see at an art show, which is simply a giant canvas painted black.” Cinedump

” …Charles Doan gets some wonderfully composed shots of the countryside and lake. Tobias Falk’s sound work is great too. I would cite the performances and their lack of depth but really this falls squarely on giving the writer giving his characters no clear wants or needs aside from doing what they are doing in the moment to fill screen time. This had some potential to be a creepy Rear Window meets Cape Fear in the woods but it falls painfully short of entertaining.” Horror Buzz

“The few gore scenes we get, including the opener, are relatively well handled, with an unpleasant, grizzly aesthetic. And even though he lacks an intimidating frame, Kammerland is able to give Sven enough of an unpredictable energy that you can buy him as a killer […] As with the excellent setting, and accomplished performances, it hints at a better film. Sadly, it succeeds about as far as the titular cabin as a means of getting away from it all.” Horror Cult Films

“It’s not a full-fledged horror film, but there’s enough scary content to keep viewers occupied and the combination of other genres makes this film a reminder that budget doesn’t define the success of a movie. A small cast, a beautiful location, a story that resonates with viewers, and the ability to create palpable mood does a lot more for the senses than a Hollywood blockbuster.” Horror Society

“There are a few surprises in the movie that specifically play on your expectations of the genre. I’ve heard say that there are no new stories, just new ways of telling them. That’s definitely the case here. Bodell throws in some interesting twists to keep things entertaining. The Cabin takes us to familiar territory, but offers us new sights to see.” Indie Horror Online

” …this is a fun ride, a nice twist on the usual by showing restraint in the violence and introducing us to the pleasant-looking killer from the beginning, and taking the time to at least know the victims before they are in put in danger. It doesn’t overstay its welcome, has some gorgeous cinematography and the opening at least affords us a chill or two.” The Movie Waffler

“The film is set in a beautiful location and there’s some breathtaking shots of the scenery […] So it’s a shame that the on-screen action just doesn’t match up to other things and the cinematography cannot save what is a film that you will feel like you’ve seen before, and you’ve probably seen much better.” Nerdly

” …the setting is lovely, the directing, whilst a little too shaky-cam for my liking at times is good. There’s only an hour and 26 minutes of it? Honestly, I’m clutching at straws here. The Cabin is not a good film. It’s a weak idea with terrible characters, terrible dialogue and a cliched score. Watch at your peril!” OC Movie Reviews

“It’s a small story, and its only flaw is that it’s easily forgettable. It fails to stand out, but it’s worth watching, nonetheless. The lack of dialogue hinders the narrative. The characters are often by themselves investigating empty rooms and getting freaked out. Good film, good actors, a very simple premise, but, sometimes, that’s all the brain needs.” Tales of Terror

“Much like our characters, there is nothing of substance that is given to us; the cat and mouse game that ensues isn’t particularly dramatic and tension doesn’t seem to lurk anywhere as every move is predictable from a thousand yards away. Nothing happens at all after the first 15 minutes, which means we have approximately another 75 minutes of waiting patiently to see if the>main characters will be murdered by our also quite monotonous killer.” That Moment In

“Have you ever been out with another couple and all of a sudden they let their tensions from home come out in an argument that’s uncomfortable for everyone to be around? That’s the first half of this film. It’s not that the actors are bad, they do fine. With a more likable protagonist this feature could have been a realistic slasher version of Funny Games. As it is, I’m sad I didn’t see the young couple meet a more brutal ending.” Without Your Head

Release:

High Octane Pictures is releasing the film in North America as The Cabin on VOD and DVD on December 4, 2018.

Cast and characters:

Christopher Lee Page … Harry
Caitlin Crommett … Rose
Erik Kammerland … Sven
Thomas Hedengran … Thomas

Filming locations:

Henninge, Gävleborgs län, Sweden

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