Joss Whedon’s having a rather eventful 2012—in addition to writing and directing the megabudget superhero colossus that is The Avengers, a horror film that he produced and co-wrote with director and former Whedon Buffy the Vampire Slayer collaborator Drew Goddard in 2009 called The Cabin in the Woods is finally seeing the light of day after three years of silence due to the film’s parent studio, MGM, going bankrupt.  And if you’re curious about the unconventional horror film, we’ve got a spooky clip after the jump.

The film concerns “a group of five friends going on a quiet cabin retreat” who then “scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom what might possibly be going on just as time quickly runs out.”  While the premise sounds familiar, early word on The Cabin in the Woods is that the film is a near-classic horror film/haunted house story almost on par with a genre classic like Evil Dead II.

The film has been languishing in the vaults due to MGM’s bankruptcy, as well as an attempted 3D conversion.  Lionsgate then saved the day and picked the film up, which is set for release this Friday, April 13th.

The new clip comes courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, and finds a pre-stardom Chris Hemsworth going from group hero to something… well, slightly more sinister, all in the course of 50 or so seconds.  It’s an intriguing clip—check it out below.

What did you think of the new clip?