‘Cabin In The Woods’ Cast Talks ‘Thrilling’ Death Scenes

At South by Southwest film festival, star Jesse Williams says Joss Whedon's horror flick is 'both awesome and terrifying at the same time.'
By Kara Warner

Anna Hutchison and Jesse Williams
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What's a horror movie without a few sensational death scenes? One that could be described as less-than-satisfactory by the gung ho gore fans out there. And although there is a lot of secrecy surrounding the action in "The Cabin in the Woods," it is not spoiling anything to say that there might be a gory death or two.

When MTV News caught up with castmembers Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams and Kristen Connolly at the film's South by Southwest film festival press day, we asked them to describe how the deaths in the Joss Whedon-penned, Drew Goddard-directed film are different from what we've seen onscreen before.

"I think people get connected to the characters, but somehow I find the murders in this film are more thrilling," Williams said. "You know the train wreck effect where you want to look away — something that is both awesome and terrifying at the same time?

"Like, one time I almost touched a shark in the open ocean. I didn't realize it was a shark. 'I'm excited, but I'm going to die.' So, those kind of things happening at once. Anna knows what I'm talking about."

"Well, lose a hand. I don't know about die," Hutchison offered. "It's a bit dramatic."

"She's from New Zealand where it's like playing in the yard for them: 'Go play with the sharks!' " he teased. "I think it's both those things happening at once where you're uniquely thrilled, but you're going to miss that character — but that's not saying that any of us die or don't die in the end."

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