History Headscratchers / TheCabinInTheWoods

4th Jan '16 8:52:08 AM MikaHaeli8
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** This tropette doesn't think that the schoolgirls and frog thing is related to anything in Japanese ''horror'', but ''culture'' (or history).
4th Jan '16 8:50:11 AM MikaHaeli8
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*** It could be a metaphor for the miscasting of actors or the criticism of bad actors in horror films.
1st Jan '16 10:15:57 PM silver06
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*****Actually, considering a mummy was one of the monsters on the [[Main/MonsterMash betting board]], I would imagine there would be some sort of artifact that would awaken the mummy if disturbed or taken out of the cellar, a la King Tut's Curse.
28th Nov '15 11:46:49 AM nombretomado
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** That PSA has taken on a life of its own due to how corny it is. Off the top of my head, it was a joke on {{Scrubs}} during the fifth season. There's no reason why they couldn't be coming by the reference second- to fifth-hand.
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** That PSA has taken on a life of its own due to how corny it is. Off the top of my head, it was a joke on {{Scrubs}} ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' during the fifth season. There's no reason why they couldn't be coming by the reference second- to fifth-hand.
23rd Oct '15 5:18:21 AM Sharlee
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** And allowing horror movies (or other horror media for that matter) to exist doesn't mean they won't be able to find sufficiently-gullible sacrifices: it only means they'll need to select their subjects from young people who ''don't happen to like horror movies''. Considering how thoroughly they appear to have infiltrated their five victims' lives in order to set them up, the Facility's people can certainly snoop at their purchase habits and learn what sort of films they prefer.
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** And allowing horror movies (or other horror media for that matter) to exist doesn't mean they won't be able to find sufficiently-gullible sacrifices: it only means they'll need to select their subjects from young people who ''don't happen to like horror movies''. Considering how thoroughly they appear to have infiltrated their five victims' lives in order to set them up, the Facility's people can certainly snoop at their purchase candidates' purchasing habits and learn what sort of films fiction they prefer.
23rd Oct '15 5:17:27 AM Sharlee
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** And allowing horror movies (or other horror media for that matter) to exist doesn't mean they won't be able to find sufficiently-gullible sacrifices: it only means they'll need to select their subjects from young people who ''don't happen to like horror movies''.
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** And allowing horror movies (or other horror media for that matter) to exist doesn't mean they won't be able to find sufficiently-gullible sacrifices: it only means they'll need to select their subjects from young people who ''don't happen to like horror movies''. movies''. Considering how thoroughly they appear to have infiltrated their five victims' lives in order to set them up, the Facility's people can certainly snoop at their purchase habits and learn what sort of films they prefer.
23rd Oct '15 5:14:12 AM Sharlee
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** And allowing horror movies (or other horror media for that matter) to exist doesn't mean they won't be able to find sufficiently-gullible sacrifices: it only means they'll need to select their subjects from young people who ''don't happen to like horror movies''.
11th Oct '15 9:03:02 AM jz1337
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**** In-universe it makes sense that it might not matter because there seems to be a contract-like agreement between the controllers and the ancient ones. The humans only have to follow certain rules, so unless the ancient ones thought to add a "no complicated plot twists" rule, the contract would be upheld as long as Marty died.
23rd Sep '15 5:07:14 PM tomandtish
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**** We have that sequel, It's called Pacific Rim. Think about it...
10th Sep '15 6:22:55 AM Sharlee
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*** Er, wouldn't ''brainwashing someone to believe he has a cousin'' be much more difficult than, say, faking an email or a phone call from a relative of Curt who actually existed. That's how I thought Curt got the information about the cabin, I never thought his cousin was actually involved in the whole sacrifice thing. If the line was added to the end for the reason you suggest, I'd say it creates more confusion than it solves. **** YMMV, I guess. I see "forging an email or phone call from a real relative" as the far more difficult ruse to maintain. **** Too difficult for an organization that can completely brainwash you with a puff of smoke? ***** Yes. One phone call to a real relative to say "Hey, thanks for the cabin!" followed by "What cabin?" and the whole thing's blown. ****** And "Hi, Mom, just calling to let you know I'll be at Cousin Bob's cabin for the weekend." "Who's Cousin Bob?" ''wouldn't'' blow the whole thing? ***** Not if the e-mail read, "Hey, cuz, I'm going on vacation in Barbados and will be incommunicado for two weeks. But so long as I'm not using it, there's this cabin you and your buds might want to check out..." ***** If the organization can set up five college students to get systematically slaughtered, and drastically influence their behavior with drugs and pheromones, it can certainly arrange for the cousin of one of the five to stay out of contact with him for a while. Heck, they could even ''kill'' the cousin outright, if they had to: they're blatantly indifferent to whether the Virgin lives or dies, so long as it's not too soon, so writing off a sixth life that's not part of the ritual wouldn't be much of an issue to them.
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*** ** Er, wouldn't ''brainwashing someone to believe he has a cousin'' be much more difficult than, say, faking an email or a phone call from a relative of Curt who actually existed. That's how I thought Curt got the information about the cabin, I never thought his cousin was actually involved in the whole sacrifice thing. If the line was added to the end for the reason you suggest, I'd say it creates more confusion than it solves. **** *** YMMV, I guess. I see "forging an email or phone call from a real relative" as the far more difficult ruse to maintain. **** *** Too difficult for an organization that can completely brainwash you with a puff of smoke? ***** **** Yes. One phone call to a real relative to say "Hey, thanks for the cabin!" followed by "What cabin?" and the whole thing's blown. ****** **** And "Hi, Mom, just calling to let you know I'll be at Cousin Bob's cabin for the weekend." "Who's Cousin Bob?" ''wouldn't'' blow the whole thing? ***** *** Not if the e-mail read, "Hey, cuz, I'm going on vacation in Barbados and will be incommunicado for two weeks. But so long as I'm not using it, there's this cabin you and your buds might want to check out..." ***** *** If the organization can set up five college students to get systematically slaughtered, and drastically influence their behavior with drugs and pheromones, it can certainly arrange for the cousin of one of the five to stay out of contact with him for a while. Heck, they could even ''kill'' the cousin outright, if they had to: they're blatantly indifferent to whether the Virgin lives or dies, so long as it's not too soon, so writing off a sixth life that's not part of the ritual wouldn't be much of an issue to them.
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