Well kids, if you want to know what the 90s were like; The Cabin in the Woods isn’t a bad primer. People had a lot of fun, back in the 90s, with concepts like irony. The TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, became a touchstone for the smart/dumb paradigm, and the show’s creator, Joss Whedon, was revered like a king. Funnily enough, Joss Whedon is the writer of The Cabin in the Woods, so I’m not too surprised that the movie plays like a good episode of Buffy. All the Whedon trademarks are here: sexy girls, smart aleck quips, a hefty dose of meta-fiction, and a splodge of the macabre. The result feels like being pricked by a pair of inverted commas. While it might tickle you with its cleverness; irony never cuts too deep.