History WMG / TheCabinInTheWoods

16th Sep '17 5:09:01 PM MattP5557
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** Also he owned a football jacket and was the only one of the men whose clothes [[MrFanservice drew attention to his physique,]] since they were controlling their personalities they probably based the decision more on their appearance.



In fact, the movie takes place in one of the many {{Cosmic Retcon}}s ''Devilman'' has been through. The Ancient Ones is really God, he had the monstrosities unleashed just to screw with people and "punish" Satan again.

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In fact, the movie takes place in one of the many {{Cosmic Retcon}}s ''Devilman'' has been through. The Ancient Ones is really God, he had the monstrosities unleashed just to screw with people and "punish" Satan again.again.

[[WMG: Kevin the Intern was ObfuscatingStupidity.]]
It seems weird for a film [[DeconstructorFleet like this]] to have a random comic relief character who didn't have any impact on the plot. maybe he already figured out the ritual was going to fail and was acting like the fool so he could eventually [[HeroicSacrifice get him self killed to appease the ancient ones]] but it he somehow survived until the end making it AllForNothing.
13th Jul '17 12:55:55 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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During the scene when Curt and Jules have sex, Sitterson mentions that "they have to keep the customers happy". Obviously the ones the ritual is supposed to please is the Ancient Ones, but it wouldn't be too out there that the Organization [[PragmaticVillainy would use the deaths for additional profit]] by releasing the recordings as a snuff film. Unfortunately, this led to people being GenreSavvy about horror films, thus leading to the many ritual failures that released the Ancient Ones.

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During the scene when Curt and Jules have sex, Sitterson mentions that "they have to keep the customers happy". Obviously the ones the ritual is supposed to please is the Ancient Ones, but it wouldn't be too out there that the Organization [[PragmaticVillainy would use the deaths for additional profit]] profit by releasing the recordings as a snuff film. Unfortunately, this led to people being GenreSavvy about horror films, thus leading to the many ritual failures that released the Ancient Ones.



* At first it seems like a regular horror movie where the FinalGirl is the last one standing but the movie has a lot more jokes, sometimes focuses more on [[MediumAwareness meta humor]] and poking fun of the horror genre and with [[StonersAreFunny "The Stoner"]] being the one who [[GenreSavvy exposes the Organization's plan]] and ends the movie by [[OneLastSMoke lighting one up]] while The Ancient Ones destroy the world, makes the movie very comedic.

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* At first it seems like a regular horror movie where the FinalGirl is the last one standing but the movie has a lot more jokes, sometimes focuses more on [[MediumAwareness meta humor]] and poking fun of the horror genre and with [[StonersAreFunny "The Stoner"]] being the one who [[GenreSavvy [[SpannerInTheWorks exposes the Organization's plan]] and ends the movie by [[OneLastSMoke lighting one up]] while The Ancient Ones destroy the world, makes the movie very comedic.
14th Jun '17 12:16:29 AM jormis29
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[[WMG: The movie is in the same universe as {{Exalted}}]]

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[[WMG: The movie is in the same universe as {{Exalted}}]]TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}]]
28th Apr '17 1:20:53 PM TitoMosquito
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There was no actual need for Mordecai to specify that the cabin was "the old Buckner place" during his Harbinger performance, yet he names it as such as if to prime the sacrifices' curiosity about its history. The Buckners' picture is also sitting upstairs on the cabin, making them the only ones other than (possibly) the werewolf to be Foreshadowed before the sacrifices are lured downstairs. And the subliminal voices come on ''very'' quickly, urging Dana and the rest to abandon the other items and read from the diary. If Maintenance are the ones who keep things in order "upstairs" as well as inside the facility, they had the chance to move that photo to a prominent location when they prepped the cabin, after which Mordecai dropped an additional hint when the five students showed up. Sitterson reinforced Dana's hint-nudged curiosity about the family in question, the instant he could trigger the voices without Hadley (who'd bet on the merman instead) seeing him do it. Sitterson only put money down on the Hell Lord to divert potential suspicion: both the senior Controller ''and'' the Harbinger got a share of Maintenance's winnings under-the-table. Ronald the Intern got some too, but he just got lucky.

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There was no actual need for Mordecai to specify that the cabin was "the old Buckner place" during his Harbinger performance, yet he names it as such as if to prime the sacrifices' curiosity about its history. The Buckners' picture is also sitting upstairs on the cabin, making them the only ones other than (possibly) the werewolf to be Foreshadowed before the sacrifices are lured downstairs. And the subliminal voices come on ''very'' quickly, urging Dana and the rest to abandon the other items and read from the diary. If Maintenance are the ones who keep things in order "upstairs" as well as inside the facility, they had the chance to move that photo to a prominent location when they prepped the cabin, after which Mordecai dropped an additional hint when the five students showed up. Sitterson reinforced Dana's hint-nudged curiosity about the family in question, the instant he could trigger the voices without Hadley (who'd bet on the merman instead) seeing him do it. Sitterson only put money down on the Hell Lord to divert potential suspicion: both the senior Controller ''and'' the Harbinger got a share of Maintenance's winnings under-the-table. Ronald the Intern got some too, but he just got lucky.lucky.

[[WMG: The movie is canon with ''Manga/{{Devilman}}''.]]
In fact, the movie takes place in one of the many {{Cosmic Retcon}}s ''Devilman'' has been through. The Ancient Ones is really God, he had the monstrosities unleashed just to screw with people and "punish" Satan again.
15th Apr '17 12:26:51 PM nombretomado
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Eventually, the ritual would have adapted to a new form of horror stories: something similar to [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender-vlogs]]. Boy, the Organization would have had a hell of a time keeping Slender Man in one place...

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Eventually, the ritual would have adapted to a new form of horror stories: something similar to [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender-vlogs]]. Boy, the Organization would have had a hell of a time keeping Slender Man in one place...
3rd Mar '17 4:53:13 PM ErikModi
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* Alternately alternately, Ash represents one (or more) of the American branches' failures: He's supposed to be The Athelete (or maybe The Fool), but keeps derailing the scenario by being so badass he outlives everybody.
29th Jan '17 12:27:52 PM Azelf2010
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*** What is "Maybe next time" supposed to imply, though?
*** The "next time" the Organization has to run a sacrifice, I guess. Looks like that could happen easily.

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*** What is "Maybe next time" supposed to imply, though?
*** The "next time" the Organization has to run a sacrifice, I guess. Looks like that could happen easily.




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* Or perhaps...

[[WMG: The Ancient Ones are us. Yes, ''all'' of us.]]
From the very beginning humanity has demonstrated an inclination towards punishing "sinners" (ie: those who do no adhere to the prevailing social/moral/cultural standards of any given society). Storytelling and its evolved forms (poetry, prose, theatre, cinema, video games) allow us to engage in these perverse fantasies without having to compromise our own moral codes, but as we grew more and more desensitized to violence, fiction ceased to titillate like it once did. It was under these circumstances that the sacrifices first began: if we didn't find a way to curb our lust for bloodshed and punishing others, we'd turn to raining judgement on entire societies and devolve into [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt endless war]]. Better to make examples out of just a few sinners in the hope that it would [[ScareEmStraight help others see the error of their ways]] than to wipe out millions of people, after all.



[[WMG: The Director was accepted as a sacrifice.]]
She just followed orders to kill people happily and etc. She's the Fool. Marty, who saved Dana even though she moved to kill him, was chosen for the innocent Virgin, to live or die.
After all, the movie was actually a success. Humans are still interesting, so the Ancient Gods spare it... this time.

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[[WMG: The Director was accepted as a sacrifice.the Fool, thus making the sacrifice successful.]]
She just followed orders the deaths of five decent young adults on an annual basis without ever considering if there are other ways to kill people happily and etc. She's appease the Ancient Ones. As she's blindly adhering to their whims, she fulfills the criteria of being the Fool. Marty, who saved Dana even though she moved to kill him, was chosen for accepted as the innocent innocent, morally pure Virgin, to live or die.
and thus the Ancient Ones were sated. After all, the movie was we never actually a success. Humans are still interesting, see them destroy anything, so it's possible the Ancient Gods decided to spare it... this time.



[[WMG: This is the prequel to "Shingeki no Kyojin".]]
Pretty obvious, isn't it. Titans appear all over the world and human civilization goes down.




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* 3.) We never actually ''see'' the Ancient Ones destroy anything - the Earth simply begins to shake. It could have just as easily been the Ancient Ones chowing down on human blood and body parts before settling down again.



[[WMG: Kevin was once apart of the sacrifice]]

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[[WMG: Kevin was once apart a part of the sacrifice]]
29th Dec '16 9:18:37 AM Xtifr
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[[WMG: ''The Cabin in the Woods'' takes place in TheLaundrySeries universe.]]

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[[WMG: ''The Cabin in the Woods'' takes place in TheLaundrySeries ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' universe.]]
4th Oct '16 8:39:01 PM Sharlee
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** Or it's a nod to the turn-fairy-tales-into-horror-movies subgenre that gave us ''Film/DontBeAfraidOfTheDark'' and the ''Leprechaun'' flicks.
3rd Sep '16 8:46:29 AM Sharlee
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There was no actual need for Mordecai to specify that the cabin was "the old Buckner place" during his Harbinger performance, yet he names it as such as if to prime the sacrifices' curiosity about its history. The Buckners' picture is also sitting upstairs on the cabin, making them the only ones other than (possibly) the werewolf to be Foreshadowed before the sacrifices are lured downstairs. And the subliminal voices come on ''very'' quickly, urging Dana and the rest to abandon the other items and read from the diary. If Maintenance are the ones who keep things in order "upstairs" as well as inside the facility, they had the chance to move that photo to a prominent location when they prepped the cabin, after which Mordecai dropped an additional hint when the five students showed up. Sitterson reinforced Dana's hint-nudged curiosity about the family in question, the instant he could trigger the voices without Hadley (who'd bet on the merman instead) seeing him do it. Both the senior Controller and the Harbinger got a share of Maintenance's winnings under-the-table. Ronald the Intern got some too, but he just got lucky.

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There was no actual need for Mordecai to specify that the cabin was "the old Buckner place" during his Harbinger performance, yet he names it as such as if to prime the sacrifices' curiosity about its history. The Buckners' picture is also sitting upstairs on the cabin, making them the only ones other than (possibly) the werewolf to be Foreshadowed before the sacrifices are lured downstairs. And the subliminal voices come on ''very'' quickly, urging Dana and the rest to abandon the other items and read from the diary. If Maintenance are the ones who keep things in order "upstairs" as well as inside the facility, they had the chance to move that photo to a prominent location when they prepped the cabin, after which Mordecai dropped an additional hint when the five students showed up. Sitterson reinforced Dana's hint-nudged curiosity about the family in question, the instant he could trigger the voices without Hadley (who'd bet on the merman instead) seeing him do it. Both Sitterson only put money down on the Hell Lord to divert potential suspicion: both the senior Controller and ''and'' the Harbinger got a share of Maintenance's winnings under-the-table. Ronald the Intern got some too, but he just got lucky.
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