The Cabin in the Woods

By the end, only Dana and Marty are left. They make their way down to the underground control room and let loose all the horror movie monsters meant as potential killers for them. The creatures kill all the workers. The Director of the whole operation tells Dana and Marty that the whole thing was a staged ritual to sacrifice people to the gods that ruled the Earth years ago and now reside underground. If the gods don't recieve a proper sacrifice, they rise and destroy the world. Dana considers killing Marty to save the world, but she is attacked by a werewolf. Marty fights the Director, who gets killed by a zombie. Bloody and battered, Dana and Marty share a joint as the gods rise to destroy the world.


Continuity mistake: When Curt is reversing the van from the crumbling tunnel, he's shown sticking his head out the window, then looking forward and again with his head out the window in the same shot.


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The Director: This is all most unpleasant. I know you can hear me. I hope you'll listen. You won't get out of this complex alive. What I want you to try to understand is that you mustn't. Your deaths will avert countless others. You've seen horrible things: an army of nightmare creatures. And they are real. But they are nothing compared to what lies beneath us. There is a greater good, and for that you must be sacrificed. Forgive us... And let us end it quickly.

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Trivia: Actual "Cannabis Experts" were brought in to consult with actor Fran Kranz, so he could properly portray a convincing stoner in the film.

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Question: Is there a reason, that a facility full of monsters would ever, under any circumstances have a System Purge button? Is it just to make satire of the fact that the antagonist is usually stupid?

Answer: As you said, it is a satire of the common Deus Ex Machina trope you find in such films.

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