History Film / TheCabinInTheWoods

29th Jan '17 11:31:30 AM Azelf2010
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* ShoutOut: As a parody of horror movies, the movie has loads of these. Also see {{Expy}} above.

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* ShoutOut: As a parody parody/satire/deconstruction of the horror movies, genre itself, the movie has loads of these. Also see {{Expy}} above.



** ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'': A Boomer, a Hunter, a Tank and a Witch are seen among the various monsters, apparently using the in-game models and animations no less.

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** ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'': A Boomer, a Hunter, a Tank and a Witch are seen among the various monsters, apparently using monsters. The production team even went so far as to use the in-game models and animations no less.in the film itself.



** Truman's name may be a reference to ''Film/TheTrumanShow''.

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** Given TheReveal, Truman's name may be is likely a reference to ''Film/TheTrumanShow''.



** And of course, the true antagonists: [[spoiler:H.P Lovecraft's Ancient Ones]].



* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Sigourney Weaver.

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* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Sigourney Weaver.[[spoiler:Sigourney Weaver as the head of the Organization.]]



* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: Played very deliberately. There is literally nothing to establish Holden as the Smart Guy except that [[NerdGlasses glasses suddenly appear on his face]] in the basement and and he equally suddenly remembers enough high school Latin to decipher the incantation. The only reason he's The Scholar is because the controllers decided he is.

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* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: Played very ''very'' deliberately. There is literally nothing to establish Holden as the Smart Guy except that [[NerdGlasses glasses suddenly appear on his face]] in the basement and and he equally suddenly remembers enough high school Latin to decipher the incantation. The only reason he's The Scholar is because the controllers decided he is.



* SpannerInTheWorks: After being designated as The Fool, Marty became this.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: After being designated as The Fool, Marty [[spoiler:Marty]] became this.



* SubvertedTrope: All five of the main protagonists are immediately introduced doing something that completely undoes their perceived "role" in the movie, to the point of requiring the organization to heavily alter and manipulate them in order to have them play it straight. The only one who seems to play his role straight is [[TheStoner Marty]], [[spoiler: who is later revealed to be TheHero]].

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* SubvertedTrope: All five of the main protagonists are immediately introduced doing something that completely undoes their perceived "role" in the movie, to the point of requiring the organization to heavily alter and manipulate them in order to have them play it straight. The only one who seems to play his [[spoiler:his]] role straight is [[TheStoner Marty]], [[spoiler: who is later revealed to be TheHero]].
16th Jan '17 7:16:04 PM Sabrewing
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* WolverinePublicity: The cabin is referred to as "the old Buckner place" and they seem to have the greatest amount of history with the area as well as a portrait hanging in a bedroom. [[spoiler:That said, it was only blind luck that Dana triggered the Buckner zombies before any of the others could activate their objects.]]
17th Dec '16 9:07:31 PM GrantMK2
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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: We see two varieties, the traditional shambling version that eat flesh and the "Zombie Redneck Torture Family" Buckners who use weapons, show enjoyment in causing pain and can plan ahead.



* PlotArmor: DiscussedTrope. [[spoiler: According to the ritual Dana, as the [[FinalGirl Virgin]], is allowed to live -- 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 fulfil the ritual.]]

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* PlotArmor: DiscussedTrope. [[spoiler: According to the ritual Dana, as the [[FinalGirl Virgin]], is allowed a chance to live -- as long as she's the last one left standing. As such, when Facility security guards are dispatched, they are ordered to kill make sure that Marty but not dies before her, which would fulfil the ritual.]]
12th Dec '16 8:50:43 AM falcon2484
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*** It could even be [[Film/HomeAlone this Kevin]][[note]]The Wet/Sticky Bandits could tell you that he may ''look'' sweet and innocent, but....[[/note]]
12th Nov '16 2:44:16 PM Silverblade2
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* CosmicHorrorReveal: The film begins as a run-off-the-mill horror/slasher story [[spoiler:which is revealed as a setup to please the Old Gods slumbering below us. They're not cosmic though, they just "ruled the earth before man"]].



** CosmicHorrorReveal: The film begins as a run-off-the-mill horror/slasher story [[spoiler:which is revealed as a setup to please the Old Gods slumbering below us. They're not cosmic though, they just "ruled the earth before man"]].



* HollywoodDarkness: Lampshaded, used and even weaponized.

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* %%* HollywoodDarkness: Lampshaded, used and even weaponized.



* LetsSplitUpGang[=/=]NeverSplitTheParty: [[spoiler: When the zombies are attacking everyone in the cabin, Curt says they shouldn't split up under any circumstances. The controllers then release a stupidity-inducing gas into the room, causing him to turn around and say they should all split up and go into their own rooms]]. Marty's response to all of this is a confused "''Really?''"

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* LetsSplitUpGang[=/=]NeverSplitTheParty: LetsSplitUpGang: [[spoiler: When the zombies are attacking everyone in the cabin, Curt says they shouldn't split up under any circumstances. The controllers then release a stupidity-inducing gas into the room, causing him to turn around and say they should all split up and go into their own rooms]]. Marty's response to all of this is a confused "''Really?''"



* PassThePopcorn: The entire premise, really.
* PetTheDog: SubvertedTrope

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* %%* PassThePopcorn: The entire premise, really.
* %%* PetTheDog: SubvertedTrope



* PlayingAgainstType[=/=]SquarePegRoundTrope: In-universe. The characters are all forced into neat little brackets. Even worse, almost all of them are forced into the ''wrong'' brackets. Jules, "The Whore," is pre-med, and criticizes the "virginal" Dana for [[HotForTeacher sleeping with her professor]]. Holden, "The Scholar," is more athletically-inclined, described as a 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.

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* PlayingAgainstType[=/=]SquarePegRoundTrope: PlayingAgainstType: In-universe. The characters are all forced into neat little brackets. Even worse, almost all of them are forced into the ''wrong'' brackets. Jules, "The Whore," is pre-med, and criticizes the "virginal" Dana for [[HotForTeacher sleeping with her professor]]. Holden, "The Scholar," is more athletically-inclined, described as a 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.



* PurpleProse / FailedAttemptAtDrama: Mordecai's phone call. "Cleanse them. Cleanse the world of their ignorance and sin. Bathe them in the crimson of--[[SophisticatedAsHell am I on speakerphone?]]"

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* PurpleProse / FailedAttemptAtDrama: PurpleProse: Mordecai's phone call. "Cleanse them. Cleanse the world of their ignorance and sin. Bathe them in the crimson of--[[SophisticatedAsHell am I on speakerphone?]]"



* TheReveal: Several.

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* %%* TheReveal: Several.



* TheStoner: Marty.

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* %%* TheStoner: Marty.
9th Nov '16 10:37:03 PM dotchan
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* TooDumbToLive: The organization has a BigRedButton, located in the lobby of all places, that releases all the monsters at once. There's a lot of debate as to why they would need this.

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
** EnforcedTrope; the organization pipes what amounts to stupefying gas into the areas where the sacrifices are if they show signs of making sensible decisions (like not splitting up, not investigating the weird noise, not hitting Mr. Terrifying Thing more than once to make him stop moving, not making sure they're actually dead afterward, etc.).
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The organization also has a BigRedButton, located in the lobby of all places, that releases all the monsters at once. There's a lot of debate as to why they would need this.
23rd Oct '16 3:20:11 PM Ciara25
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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 fulfil the ritual.]]

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* PlotArmor: DiscussedTrope. [[spoiler: According to the ritual Dana, as the [[FinalGirl Virgin]], can leave her alive, is allowed to live -- 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 fulfil the ritual.]]
20th Oct '16 11:01:31 PM SunriseWarrior
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*** [[spoiler: Its actually one of the requirements of the ritual. The participants must on some level have done something to deserve their deaths, whether its playing with things they're meant to leave alone or having a disagreeable lifestyle.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Its It's actually one of the requirements of the ritual. The participants must on some level have done something to deserve their deaths, whether its it's playing with things they're meant to leave alone or having a disagreeable lifestyle.]]
4th Oct '16 8:32:01 PM Sharlee
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: As Marty's about to announce Jules' dare to make out with the subject of his choice, Curt starts reciting "Please say Dana" over and over.
2nd Oct '16 9:12:12 AM JamesAustin
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* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: The Ancient Ones.]]


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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: The Ancient Ones.]]
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