'Buffy' Creator's Horror Movie Delayed

We've said it before: There aren't a lot of good roles for women in horror. So when someone who's known for writing good female parts -- namely, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon -- is working on a horror movie, it's very good news.

And here's the bad news: That movie has just been pushed back a whole year.

MGM told the Web site Shock Til You Drop that The Cabin in the Woods will now open in January 2011 (instead of this coming February).

Although the movie is finished filming, few other details about it have leaked. The official Web site has nothing but a spooky picture of a cabin (and the incorrect release date). We do know that the director and co-writer is Drew Goddard (the Buffy and Lost writer who wrote the horror film Cloverfield). And Dollhouse fans will be pleased to see a couple cast members make appearances: Fran Kranz and Amy Acker (also of Angel fame).

Whedon and Goddard have said that the movie is a re-imagining of the teens-killed-in-the-woods horror genre. Goddard claims it's funny, but that "It'll rip your heart out and be heartfelt at the same time."

So why the delayed release date? The studio decided to convert the film to 3D, which will take at least six months. Guess "heartfelt" can't compete with "bloody limbs flying at the audience."

Do you like horror films or do you prefer not to be scared? Chime in below!

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