Talk:The Cabin in the Woods

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Spoiler in the third sentence[edit]

Is it really necessary to have a huge spoiler as early as in the the third sentence? "...and become victims of a ritual carried out to placate supernatural beings." — Preceding unsigned comment added by E1M7 (talkcontribs) 13:28, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

I do not know if we should remove it, but I think we should read WP:SPOILER, as Wikipedia is expected to include spoilers. Thanks, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 15:37, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
Hmm... while Wikipedia is expected to contain spoilers, it isn't strictly necessary that we have it right at the start of the article. The trick is finding a wording that isn't "it's about something, but I can't tell you; you need to watch it." I'll give a thought over something that could be done. Human.v2.0 (talk) 22:32, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
This spoiler is absolutely unnecessary in the first paragraph. Check the wiki page for The Sixth Sense as a comparison. It does NOT say, "The movie is about a boy who talks to a dead psychologist." The "Plot" section's specific purpose is to describe the plot in detail, including spoilers. And it does. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:24, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
"Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic..." The ship sinks. OMG. Who knew an encyclopedia article about a film would tell you what happens in the film? - SummerPhDv2.0 19:42, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Should this movie even be called a horror movie?[edit]

The move is more of a deconstruction of the horror movie genre than a horror movie itself, though I'm not quite sure what the proper term for it would be. Titanium Dragon (talk) 19:15, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

I like to think of the movie as a re-telling of the Noah's Ark story. Rybu (talk) 07:24, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

2011 film?[edit]

The film premiered at Butt-Numb-A-Thon in late 2011 [1] [2].

It is even listed on this: List of films shown at Butt-Numb-A-Thon#Butt-Numb-A-Thon: ThirTEEN WOLF, aka BNAT13WOLF (2011).

Now this wasn't the official premiere, so might not count but I thought it worth flagging up. (Emperor (talk) 01:39, 22 June 2013 (UTC))

Off-topic chat[edit]

Extended content

Monsters and Real-World Fear Representations info Some of the editors won't allow a list revolving around this topic on the main page claiming that it just expands the cast list and that every role doesn't need to be listed. So I am placing the info here. Each one appeared to be based on known horror movie characters. The monsters consisted of:

  • American Slow-Walking Creepy Girl - She is among the monsters seen during the System Purge. She is based on Alma Wade from F.E.A.R..
  • Alien Beast - This face-hugging alien is a homage to the face-hugging cycle of the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise.
  • Angry Molesting Tree - A leafless moving tree that can sexually assault victims at will. The Wranglers bet on this creature. It is based on the possessed tree from The Evil Dead.
  • Balding Menace - A gray-skinned bald man in a straitjacket that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Blob - A giant mass of sentient tissues and organs that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Boomer - A creature from Left 4 Dead that makes a cameo in it's cube cell.
  • Bride - An undead monster that was almost awakened by Jules by placing a necklace on it's wedding gown. Digital Analysis bets on the Bride.
  • Bullhead Phantom - A ghoulish creature with a cattle skull for a head and what appears to be vines over it's long black robe. It is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Cow Skull Giant - A large ghoulish creature that resembles the Bullhead Phantom, but is larger and without the vine-like stuff that is over the long black robe.
  • Creature with Patterned Segments of Armor on it's Head - An unidentified creature that resembles a hybrid of a green Dismemberment Goblin and a Troll. It was released during the System Purge where it was eating a Facility worker's intestines.
  • Creeping Shadow - A living shadow that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Cthulhu Creature - A Cthulhu-resembling creature that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Cyclops - A one-eyed humanoid creature that is seen in it's cube cell until it was released during the System Purge.
  • Deadites - A race of people who have become possessed by an evil spirit that wound transform them into undead monstrosities. The Story Department bets on the Deadites. They are based on the zombies from The Evil Dead.
  • Demons - The Demons are red-skinned creatures with pointy ears.
  • Dismemberment Goblins - A race of Goblins that enjoy dismembering people. The Red Dismemberment Goblin had a devil-like appearance and has wings that enable it to fly. The Green Dismemberment Goblin was shorter, harrier, and stubbier.
  • Doctors - These doctors resemble actual doctors with their scrubs stained in blood and guts, eyes stitched closed, and their surgical masks and hats sewed onto their bodies. The Accounting Department bets on the Doctors. They are based on the Evil Doctor trope.
  • Dolls - A race of humanoid figures in doll masks and black clothing. They are keen to torture by fire. The Kitchen Staff bets on the Dolls. They are based on the antagonists of The Strangers.
  • Dragonbat - A giant bat with red scales on the side and it's mouth broken into three parts.
  • Face Peeler - A man with rotting skin that is briefly seen in the DVD extras of this film.
  • Floating Leech Creature - A flying leech that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Flock of Killer Birds - A flock of ordinary-looking birds that can kill humans. They are seen in their cube cell. They are based on the bird flock from The Birds.
  • Fornicus: Lord of Bondage and Pain - Listed as a Hell Lord, Fornicus is a man in leather clothing that has buzzsaws carved in it's head. Gary Sitterson bets on Fornicus. A small spherical puzzle is what can summon Fornicus. He and his minions are based on the Cenobites.
  • Four-Legged Saddle Creature - A four-legged creature with a small saddle on it's back that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Garden Gnome Boy - A living garden gnome that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Giant - A large human that was seen hunched over in it's cube cell. The Zoology Department bets on the Giant.
  • Giant Alligator - A large alligator that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Giant Ant - A large ant that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Giant Ape - A large gorilla with horns that was used by the Buenos Aires quarter of the Organization to complete the Ritual.
  • Giant Cat - A large cat that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Giant Deer - A bunch of large deer that are seen in it's cube cell.
  • Giant Ferrets - Two large ferrets that are seen in their cube cell.
  • Giant Floating Head - A large head that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Giant Insects - A group of insects at an abnormal size.
  • Giant Lizard - A large lizard that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Giant Millipede - A large millipede that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Giant Owl - Two large owls that are in in different cube cells.
  • Giant Tarantula - A large tarantula that is seen in it's cube cell until it was released during the System Purge and broke into the Control Room.
  • Giant Toad - A large toad that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Giant Woman - A large woman in white revealing clothing that was seen hunched over in it's cube cell. It is based on Nancy Archer from Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.
  • Gorilla - Two large gorillas are seen in different cube cells.
  • Huron - A race of Native American-like humans. The Research and Development department bets on the Huron. It is said that playing the Huron Drum in the basement can summon a Huron. They are inspired by real world fear of early North American colonists and settlers had of savage Indians murdering them.
  • Jack O'Lantern - A fire-breathing pumpkin-headed creature. The Security Department bets on the Jack O'Lantern. It is believed that if three small Jack O'Lantern candles in the basement are lit up, it can summon the Jack O'Lanterns.
  • Killer Robot - An enormous yellow spider-like robot that is seen in it's cube cell until it was released during the System Purge.
  • Kraken - A tentacled creature that is seen in it's cube cell until it was released during the System Purge.
  • Ku Klux Klan - They are seen in their cube-like cell. Two are in a white robe while one is in a red robe.
  • Man in Transparent Tarp - A skinless man wearing a see-through tarp that is seen in it's cube cell until it was released during the System Purge.
  • Merman - A half-human half-fish monster with flabby skin, a huge row of sharp teeth, scraggly black hair, and a fish tail instead of legs. Steve Hadley bets on the Merman. Curt almost conjured it by blowing the conch shell in the basement.
  • Mummy - A reanimated semi-rotting mummified corpse. The Psychology Department bets on the Mummy.
  • Mutants - The Demolition Department bets on the Mutants.
  • Pale Serpent - A pale snake that is seen in it's cube cell.
  • Phantom - A ghost-like creature with a visible rib cage.
  • Pterodactyls - Kristen Connolly mentioned in an interview that there was a deleted scene where Dana Polk gets chased by Pterodactyls.
  • Puffy Tentacled Creature - A strange creature with a puffed up torso/head with giant tentacles around it.
  • Rabid Dogs - A group of dogs with rabies that are seen barking in their cube cells until they were released during the System Purge.
  • Reanimated - They resemble zombies except that their extremites, heads, and torsos are rearranged in twisted ways. The Administration Department bets on the Reanimated. They are based on the creatures from Re-Animator.
  • Reaver - A group of cannibalistic humans who rape, torture, and murder human. They were seen in their cells until they were released during the System Purge. They are based on the Reavers from Firefly.
  • Reptilian - A humanoid reptile that is similar to Reptilius, but has a longer snout, a slimmer body, four fingers, different coloration on it's head, and different spines on it's back. It was seen in the video "An Army of Nightmares."
  • Sasquatch/Wendigo/Yeti - The three names of this ape-like creature are listed as it's aliases on the Whiteboard. According to Drew Goddard, a jar of Eau de Sasquatch would possibly summon this creature.
  • Savage with Hatchet - A strange-looking bald man that wields a hatchet. It was seen in it's cube cell until it was released during the System Purge.
  • Scarecrow Folk - A race of clothed humanoid creatures made out of wood and straw. DNA Archives bets on them.
  • Sexy Witches - They are mentioned on the Whiteboard where the Archives Department bets on them.
  • Slimy Horned Cloak Creature - A creature in a cloak that has curved horns.
  • Smoker - A creature from Left 4 Dead that makes a cameo in it's cube cell.
  • Snowman - It is mentioned on the Whiteboard where the Communications Department bets on it.
  • Suffocators - A race of muscular men with bags over their heads. They were released during the System Purge.
  • Sugarplum Fairy - A ballerina creature with a multi-layered circular mouth in place of it's face similar to a lamprey. The Sugarplum Fairy is almost conjured when Holden opens and plays a music box with a twirling ballerina in it.
  • Tank - A creature from Left 4 Dead that makes a cameo in it's cube cell.
  • Troll - A short creature with pointy ears, large feet, and ragged clothing that is seen in it's cube-like cell.
  • Twins - Two identical sisters with a possible pyrokinetic ability.
  • Unicorn - The Engineering Department bets on the Unicorn.
  • Vampires - The Distribution Department bets on the Vampires.
  • Werewolf - The Finance Department bets on the Werewolf.
  • Witches - A group of powerful women with snow-white hair and pale skin that can fly, levitate, and steal people's souls. The Operations Department bets on the Witches. They are a homage to Matilda Dixon from Darkness Falls. There was also the version of the Witch from Left 4 Dead that cameos as well.
  • Zombies - A group of undead corpses. The Chemical Department bets on the Zombies.
  • Zombie Redneck Torture Family - This is what the Buckner Family is classified as. The Maintenance Department and Ronald the Intern bet on them.

Also, it was said that these monsters were provided to each of the Facility's branches by the Ancient Ones and are under their control. Rtkat3 (talk) 10:59, July 23 2013 (UTC)

Critical acclaim, positive, generally positive, mostly positive, mixed to positive...[edit]

The film received reviews. There were positive reviews. There were negative reviews. There were reviews that were both positive and negative. There were reviews that you and I might not agree as to whether they were positive, negative, both, neither or something else altogether. We do not know what all of the reviews were.

If we did agree, without exception as to whether each review was positive, negative or something else, we might be able to agree as to whether the reviews were "generally", "mostly", "positive", "mixed", "flavorful", "verbose", "mean-spirited" or something else. We would then be able to tell people at a party that we both agreed as to what critics said about this film. It would still be synthesis.

We do not have a reliable source that says this film received verbose mean-spirited reviews from critics. We cannot characterize various individual reviews as verbose and/or mean-spirited and add them all up to say that the reviews were mostly verbose. That would be synthesis.

Rather, we have numerous randomly selected reviews and two review aggregators. One review aggregator, using their unique method, gives it a 72/100. Another, using an entirely separate system, comes up with a 92%. Faced with the choice of two professors, one whose class average is a 72/100 and the other is a 92%, one would have classes that fill up in the first hour of scheduling. The other would have classes full of freshmen every semester. They do not agree. We cannot make them agree. That would be synthesis. - SummerPhDv2.0 19:39, 9 July 2016 (UTC)