Writer / director / producer Joss Whedon kind of has a raw deal when it comes to his movies: his latest film, The Cabin in the Woods, hinges on the fact that you can’t go into the movie knowing really anything about it, and his summer blockbuster, The Avengers, is ripe for nerd scrutiny. Unfortunately, obsessive internet nerds are already picking apart both his movies and spoiling them all over the place. But in an interview with the A.V. Club, Joss admits that he doesn’t mind the fascination with his movies, but that doesn’t mean you can tell me what Cabin is all about. I haven’t seen it yet you guys, shut up!
You know, “There’s only one thing worse than being talked about…” It comes from a place of love and interest, and if they don’t care, the only advantage is that occasionally you can sneak up from behind and really surprise them—which I feel like we had the opportunity to do with Buffy as a TV show. People didn’t see it coming. Now, people tend to see everything coming. But their interest is thrilling to me, in the case of The Avengers, because who’s a bigger geek than me about The Avengers? So I feel I can fulfill the fanboy fantasies and still make something for people who don’t have those. And I feel the same way about Cabin. For hardcore horror fans, this movie is sort of designed for them on a very visceral level. But I’ve heard from a lot of people, “I don’t watch horror, and I love this movie,” and that makes me feel great, because I like to be inclusive. I want everybody to be able to enjoy it whether or not they are checking information before they see it.
I’ll admit, there are moments I’ve looked for spoilers (I need to know what Willam from Drag Race did to be disqualified!), that being said, if you’re going to post spoilers on Facebook or Twitter or whatever the hell else people use these days, the least you could do is preface it with SPOILER ALERT! That being said, if the show is something like four-years-old and you’re bitching about spoilers, that’s on you buddy.