History Film / TheCabinInTheWoods

26th Mar '16 3:56:07 PM fearlessnikki
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* AllMenArePerverts: When Jules and Curt go off to fool around in the forest, [[spoiler:the control room is packed to capacity with male staffers, all of whom are eager to see some action]]. They only leave (with plenty of Awwws of disappointment) when Hadley shoos them out of the room.

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* AllMenArePerverts: AllMenArePerverts:
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When Jules and Curt go off to fool around in the forest, [[spoiler:the control room is packed to capacity with male staffers, all of whom are eager to see some action]]. They only leave (with plenty of Awwws of disappointment) when Hadley shoos them out of the room.



** But subverted when Jules is doing a sexy dance. Holden and Dana look uncomfortable, and Marty is put off.



%%* DeconstructiveParody

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%%* DeconstructiveParody* DeconstructiveParody: Parodies the slasher genre and deconstructs a lot of the tropes - FinalGirl, DeathBySex, TheScourgeOfGod etc.



%%* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: The Buckners.

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%%* * TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: The Buckners.Buckners, a family of redneck torturers. Who are now zombies.



* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: One of the optional monsters is a Merman, and Hadley is desperate to see one. [[spoiler: He gets killed by it in the final rampage]].



* PlotArmor: DiscussedTrope. [[spoiler: Dana, as the [[FinalGirl Virgin]], can leave her alive, as long as she's the last one left standing. As such, when Facility security guards are dispatched, they are ordered to kill Marty but not her, which would fulfill the ritual.]]

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* PlotArmor: DiscussedTrope. [[spoiler: Dana, as the [[FinalGirl Virgin]], can leave her alive, as long as she's the last one left standing. As such, when Facility security guards are dispatched, they are ordered to kill Marty but not her, which would fulfill fulfil the ritual.]]



* ReallyGetsAround: Subverted with Jules, who gets pushed into the role of "the whore" by the villains with drugs and pheromones. Apparently dyeing your hair blonde makes you a whore nowadays.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Subverted with Jules, who gets pushed into the role of "the whore" by the villains with drugs and pheromones. Apparently dyeing your hair blonde makes you a whore nowadays. And what's more, the only person she has sex with in the film is her long term boyfriend.



* SlashersPreferBlondes: Enforced as Jules dyes her hair blonde just before the trip.

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* SlashersPreferBlondes: Enforced as Jules dyes her hair blonde just before the trip. Ironically Anna Hutchison is a natural blonde, while Kristen Connolly dyed her hair red to play Dana.
25th Mar '16 2:13:30 PM slvstrChung
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* PlayingAgainstType[=/=]SquarePegRoundTrope: In-universe. The characters are all forced into neat little brackets. And worse than that, they aren't even forced into the ''right'' brackets. For instance, Jules is pre-med, but she's been dosed with a drug that makes her act like a DumbBlonde.
* PlotArmor: [[spoiler: Dana has this; as the [[FinalGirl Virgin,]] the ritual can leave her alive, as long as she's the last one left standing.]]

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* PlayingAgainstType[=/=]SquarePegRoundTrope: In-universe. The characters are all forced into neat little brackets. And worse than that, they aren't even Even worse, almost all of them are forced into the ''right'' ''wrong'' brackets. For instance, Jules Jules, "The Whore," is pre-med, but she's been dosed and criticizes the "virginal" Dana for [[HotForTeacher sleeping with a drug that makes her act like professor]]. Holden, "The Scholar," is more athletically-inclined, described as a DumbBlonde.
Big Man On Campus, while Curt, "The Athlete," is an academically-minded Sociology major. Only Marty gets typecast correctly... and he ''still'' manages to be a SpannerInTheWorks.
* PlotArmor: DiscussedTrope. [[spoiler: Dana has this; Dana, as the [[FinalGirl Virgin,]] the ritual Virgin]], can leave her alive, as long as she's the last one left standing.standing. As such, when Facility security guards are dispatched, they are ordered to kill Marty but not her, which would fulfill the ritual.]]



* ScaryScarecrows

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* ScaryScarecrowsScaryScarecrows: one of the available monsters.



* SealedEvilInACan: PlayedStraight, taken UpToEleven, then [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. It's made clear early on that [[spoiler: the facility has a stockpile of NightmareFuel. Eventually, it is revealed that their stockpile is a well organized collection of ''every'' type of horror movie monster one can think of, including a few one would ''never'' have expected (e.g. unicorns, mermen, ''trees''[[note]]unless you've seen an ''Franchise/EvilDead'' film, of course[[/note]]). But it's then revealed that even this encyclopedia of terror is just a part of a [[AlwaysABiggerFish bigger can]] that holds [[EldritchAbomination even bigger evils]]. ]]

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* SealedEvilInACan: PlayedStraight, taken UpToEleven, then [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. It's made clear early on that [[spoiler: the facility has a stockpile of NightmareFuel. Eventually, it is revealed that their stockpile is a well organized collection of ''every'' type of horror movie monster one can think of, including a few one would ''never'' have expected (e.g. unicorns, mermen, ''trees''[[note]]unless you've seen an ''Franchise/EvilDead'' film, of course[[/note]]). But it's then revealed that even this encyclopedia of terror is just a part of a [[AlwaysABiggerFish bigger can]] that holds back [[EldritchAbomination even bigger evils]]. evils]].]]



* SpecialPersonNormalName: Obviously Kevin. Also qualifies as TomTheDarkLord

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* SpecialPersonNormalName: Obviously Kevin. Also qualifies as TomTheDarkLordTomTheDarkLord.



* ThrowAwayGuns: After Dana stabs a zombie Sitterson pulls a switch, and a charge of static electricity causes her to drop the knife.

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* ThrowAwayGuns: After Dana stabs a zombie zombie, Sitterson pulls a switch, and a charge of static electricity causes her to drop the knife.
4th Mar '16 5:33:03 PM eroock
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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: Not even kids are exempt from these rituals as one scene shows that the staffers in Japan summon a wraith-like entity to kill a room full of Japanese grades-schoolers. Surprisingly, these nine-year-olds manage to defeat it with ThePowerOfFriendship, with zero fatalities. At least until the world ends.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: Not even kids are exempt from these rituals as one scene shows that the staffers in Japan summon a wraith-like entity to kill a room full of Japanese grades-schoolers. Surprisingly, these nine-year-olds manage to defeat it with ThePowerOfFriendship, with zero fatalities. At least until the world ends.]]]] Sitterson drives this trope home with his line "How hard is it to kill nine-year-olds?"
4th Mar '16 5:28:48 PM eroock
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* BarrierBustingBlow: One of the zombies pulls [[spoiler:Marty]] through a window. Later on, [[spoiler:a giant Vampire Bat smashes an agency employee into and through a wall, giving Marty and Dana an escape route.]]

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* BarrierBustingBlow: BarrierBustingBlow:
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One of the zombies pulls [[spoiler:Marty]] busts with his fist through a window. the wooden wall of the cabin.
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Later on, [[spoiler:a giant Vampire Bat smashes an agency employee into and through a wall, giving Marty and Dana an escape route.]]


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* DangerousWindows: A zombie pulls [[spoiler:Marty]] through a window out of the cabin.
23rd Feb '16 2:17:43 PM fgenzo159
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** Complete list and details on this [[http://thecabininthewoods.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Monsters wiki]]
21st Jan '16 5:09:33 AM catriona176
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* StingyJack: One of the many monsters locked away is a tall figure with a jack o'lantern for a head that breaths fire.

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* StingyJack: One of the many monsters locked away is a tall figure with a jack o'lantern for a head that breaths breathes fire.
15th Jan '16 7:33:30 PM Iamabrawler
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** [[spoiler:Every failed attempt at causing the horror movie scenario in every other part of the world means that most victims who were supposed to die didn't, leading to multiple non-stated examples of this.]]
11th Jan '16 3:06:00 PM porphyre77
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** More straightly played ; the titular protagonists [[spoiler:Dana and Marty, by "winning" against The Facility and their monsters just manage to doom the entire humanity.]]
26th Dec '15 11:23:03 AM Nithael
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** Averted with Holden (see EatingTheEyeCandy).



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: The staffers.]]
** [[spoiler: Also part of the role the JerkJock is meant to fill.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: The staffers.]]
** [[spoiler:
Also part of the role the JerkJock is meant to fill.]]



** Seriously, who the hell installed ''that'' feature?



** Again, who the hell thought it would be a good idea to have a button that does ''that''?
* BlackComedy: Boy howdy.

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** Again, who the hell thought it would be a good idea to have a button that does ''that''?
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%%* BlackComedy: Boy howdy.



* BuffySpeak: Remember who co-wrote the film.
** In the credits, even. "Japanese Floaty Girl."
* TheCassandra: Nobody pays attention to Marty's warnings, because he's always smoking pot. [[spoiler: It's actually his pot - coupled with the Chem Department's failure to treat his current stash with intelligence-reducing drugs - that negates the effect of the chemicals the NebulousEvilOrganization is pumping in to alter their behavior, so that he's the only one able to notice that things aren't as they should be.]]

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* BuffySpeak: Remember who co-wrote the film.
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In the credits, even. "Japanese Floaty Girl."
* TheCassandra: TheCassandra:
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Nobody pays attention to Marty's warnings, because he's always smoking pot. [[spoiler: It's actually his pot - coupled with the Chem Department's failure to treat his current stash with intelligence-reducing drugs - that negates the effect of the chemicals the NebulousEvilOrganization is pumping in to alter their behavior, so that he's the only one able to notice that things aren't as they should be.]]



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Marty.
** They do a good job on the actor of concealing it beneath multiple layers of loose clothing, but there's a few scenes where it's apparent that Marty has a boxer's build.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Marty.
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Marty. They do a good job on the actor of concealing it beneath multiple layers of loose clothing, but there's a few scenes where it's apparent that Marty has a boxer's build.



* DeconstructiveParody

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* %%* DeconstructiveParody



** [[spoiler: It could be inferred that one of the monsters made her do it. Perhaps by ghostly possession.]]



* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: The Buckners.

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* %%* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: The Buckners.



* GodzillaThreshold: [[spoiler: Marty and Dana reach it when they are cornered by the security team. They respond by releasing things almost as bad as the TropeNamer.]]

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* GodzillaThreshold: GodzillaThreshold:
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[[spoiler: Marty and Dana reach it when they are cornered by the security team. They respond by releasing things almost as bad as the TropeNamer.]]



* GoryDiscretionShot: Rather severely averted for the first wave of "The Carnage", then played surprisingly straight for wave two.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: GoryDiscretionShot:
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Rather severely averted for the first wave of "The Carnage", then played surprisingly straight for wave two.
26th Dec '15 11:11:50 AM YT45
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** Again, who the hell thought it would be a good idea to have a button that does ''that''?
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