History Film / TheCabinInTheWoods

2nd Mar '17 5:44:19 PM ErikModi
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* TrappedInTVLand: Borderline example. It's implied that [[spoiler: the monsters that appear in the last third are inspired by movie monsters.]]

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* TrappedInTVLand: Borderline example. It's implied that [[spoiler: the monsters that appear in the last third are inspired by movie monsters.]] . . or inspired movie monsters.]]
* {{Troperiffic}}: The entire point of the film.
2nd Mar '17 5:41:32 PM ErikModi
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%%* TakingYouWithMe:

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%%* TakingYouWithMe:** To whit: [[spoiler: Dana (the Virgin) is introduced dancing around in a T-shirt and panties, and is quickly revealed to have just gotten out of a torrid (or at least highly unethical) affair with one of her professors, Jules (the Whore) chastises her for it and is revealed to be a pre-med student, Curtis (the Warrior) actually recommends to Dana a better book to read for a specific class to impress that professor and is later revealed to be a sociology major, Holden (the Scholar) is the more stereotypically jock-type, and Marty (the Fool), while indeed a stoner, is shown to be rather intelligent and very philosophical in his initial appearance (and could be a downright genius if he built the massive collapsing coffee-mug bong himself).]]
* TakingYouWithMe: The new Security officer for the organization detonates a grenade to blow himself up along with a pack of zombies. In a less (or more?) heroic version, [[spoiler: Marty and Dana elect to survive the organization's attempts to kill them, thus dooming themselves and ''everyone on Earth'' to die when the Ancient Ones awaken.]]
2nd Mar '17 5:19:59 PM ErikModi
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* MoodWhiplash: The movie is exceedingly fond of making hilarious jokes instants before gruesome events, and vice-versa.

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* MoodWhiplash: The movie is exceedingly fond of making hilarious jokes instants before gruesome events, and vice-versa. It's Creator/JossWhedon, this trope is pretty much a given.
2nd Mar '17 5:14:51 PM ErikModi
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** FridgeBrilliance: And/or they were drugging her to make her more resilient, as they drugged the others to make them stupider/smarter.
2nd Mar '17 4:01:05 PM The_Noize
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** One of the locations on the monitors that show the other [[spoiler:failed]] rituals around the world is Stockholm: a helicopter flies over ruined buildings in a snowy terrain. It's either a nod to the final minutes of ''Film/TheThing2011'' or a direct reference to ''Film/TheThing1982''.
2nd Mar '17 11:12:29 AM BillyMT
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** ActorAllusion combo bonus: [[spoiler:Sigourney Weaver]] explains the FinalGirl.

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** ActorAllusion combo bonus: [[spoiler:Sigourney Weaver]] [[spoiler:SigourneyWeaver]] explains the FinalGirl.
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]]
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