Director: Drew Goddard. Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins. 95 min. Rated R. Horror/Thriller.
Anything I tell about the story would spoil the fun. Let's just say this is a combination of Evil Dead's horror/comedy mixture, and The Truman Show's deep look into how a governmental authority controls us by feeding our imagination with macabre entities (and as an homage, there's a character called Truman). The way the movie intelligently uses some famous movie cliches (the deformed gas station attendant who shows our heroes the wrong direction) to step up the story, is just brilliant. And I loved the choice of a famous actress cameo at the end. Screenwriter Joss Whedon has scored again.