Poor old Joss. Apart from Buffy, which ran it's course on TV, only to be continued in comic book form, all of his shows were cancelled for their time, not more painfully than Firefly. Thanks to its legion fans, Firefly got made into Serenity, Joss's first venture into directing for the big screen.
It was a big hit with the fans and discerning critics, but failed to light up the box office. Things weren't exactly looking promising for everyone's favourite geek. Turning back to the teen-horror genre that made his name, he co-wrote a film with Buffy alumni Drew Goddard, then gathered together a bunch of his faithful followers and made a low(ish) budget horror/slasher film called The Cabin in the Woods, which languished in its own netherworld for a couple of years before seeing the light of day.
What is interesting to see is that apart from Titanic at number two, the top 50, and beyond, are made up of sci-fi and fantasy films (which includes a smattering of Pixar, Disney and other animations), and yet sci-fi and fantasy remains a maligned genre, with almost everyone denying they actually like sci-fi or fantasy. So who is going to see these movies, or are they all in denial?
It may sound cliched, but you really can expect the unexpected. There is a decent making of, a bunch of other entertaining extras and a yack track that are all as amusing as the film.
The Cabin in the Woods is out now.