Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s 2012 film The Cabin In The Woods was an instant classic. However, many fans haven’t noticed all the references to well-known films hidden within the actual film. It’s really an ode to all horror films.
When you stop and think about it, The Cabin In The Woods is really a horror film about the making of horror films. The audience are really the gods of horror who demand the blood of the jock, the virgin, the slut, the stoner and the token black guy. The directors, writers and film crew are setting up these silly scenarios to scare us… but that’s a discussion for another time.
GoodBadFlicks (real name Cecil Trachenburg) have put together this awesome video which shows a lot (and we mean a lot) of references to classic horror films hidden within The Cabin in the Woods. You’ll see stuff from Alien, The Mummy, Chainsaw Massacre, The Evil Dead, Werewolf, IT, The Strangers, The Shining, Jurassic Park and so much more.
Did you spot all the horror icons? No, well here they are again: