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Does anyone else think there will be a sequel to the cabin in the woods?

post #1 of 31
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I think a prequel would work well if they added some equally funny and likeable characters- maybe a prequel about the first test subjects for the evil company, and let it have a slightly happier ending? Not too say that I didn't enjoy the ending too cabin but I felt it was a teeny bit sad as I had grown to love Dana and Marty.

post #2 of 31

No. Leave it be. The box office is not screaming for a sequel or prequel, and it works just fine as a standalone work of art.

 

post #3 of 31

Why would you want a happier ending in this thing? Its an indictment of sacrificial mentalities.

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Why would you want a happier ending in this thing? Its an indictment of sacrificial mentalities.


It is?

post #5 of 31

Does there really need to be a thread for this alone? You have people answering you in the post-release. Whedonites, man.

post #6 of 31

I'd be happy if they left it alone, but if they do it I think they'd be more like prequels (since, you know, the world ends). We'd just see things from different countries points of view, which would allow the movie to dissect, criticize and celebrate other genre cliches and staples.

post #7 of 31

Completely, utterly unnecessary. Maybe they could get away with what Parker suggests, but even then I don't think we really need those scenarios put into more detail.

post #8 of 31
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It is?


 

Well, maybe indictment is the wrong word, but its certainly playing on them, and Marty and Dana do end up deciding that its horrifying and awful that we'd sacrifice innocents in order to protect humanity from destruction.  I dunno, I think its one thing that's definitely going on in there. But really, regardless of which of the many things is movie is about is the primary one, a happy ending really doesn't fit any of them.

post #9 of 31
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We'd just see things from different countries points of view, which would allow the movie to dissect, criticize and celebrate other genre cliches and staples.



Eli Roth's "The Cabin in Serbia"?

Robert Rodriguez' "The Mexican Cabin"?

Takashi Miike's "The Audition in the Cabin"?

Gaspar Noe's "The Rectum in the Woods"?

 

Sure, franchise it internationally! Failures in any country, any decade. Every iteration a lower budget. Hell, a 70s Italian success!

 

 

 

...I'm only three-quarters joking, if I'm being honest with myself.

 

post #10 of 31

There's already a prequel to this.  They are called "Buffy" and "Angel".  I'm only kinda joking.  I pretty much saw this and thought this was set in their universe.  I wonder if this was one of the ideas for what The Initiative was supposed to be in Buffy?  Just curious.

post #11 of 31

I'm not a huge Whedon fan, even though I do I enjoy Buffy and Firely. But thinking that this universe is related is delusional fan wank business. Why can't we love this for what it is without people trying to insert stuff into it that doesn't belong?

post #12 of 31

Slashfic spinoff. Or GTFO.

post #13 of 31

I finally watched the movie today and find the ending a little bit weird. Will those 2 live with all that cave in. The girl was bit by a Werewolf what will happen to her in a sequel will she become a werewolf her self or die underground. And well those gods were release. That all good points for a sequel to the cabin in the woods. A other points all those monster down there were release will they escape from Under the ground am sure there not to happy to have being keep prisoner down there.

post #14 of 31

I kinda feel like "horror movies" are the prequel.  All of 'em.
 

post #15 of 31

I'd rather there not be one, but I could see it happening if you have a concurrent story of one of the other failures.  Another thought, just abandon the slasher film conceit, and skewer disaster movies instead.  Go post apocalyptic.  The old gods have risen, how does the outside world deal with it?

post #16 of 31

The Ancient Ones have risen; the world is mostly destroyed & the remainder of civilization is reduced to pre-Biblical condition; the Ancient Ones ascend to another plane; over time, in their absence, small pockets of humanity learn to flourish, seeing the return of legend, superstition, magic, & religion; the Ancient Ones return to meddle in the lives of the humans; shit happens & one guy finally stands up to those Ancient Jerks:

 

400

post #17 of 31

I'm crossing my fingers for a Platinum Dunes remake. In 3D.

post #18 of 31

 I would love to see a prequel set in the 50s with the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, giant men, shrinking  women, The Fly and the gillman,  but I know its never going to happen.


Edited by Chaz - 1/5/13 at 2:25pm
post #19 of 31

If they made some kind of prequel I would watch it because I find the idea behind it fascinating and there are so many cool monster possibilities, however it is completely unnecessary and it would be kind of silly to do. I'd rather see a brand new Whedon horror movie with some original ideas, he must have something else up his sleeve. 

post #20 of 31

If they're going to play around any more in this universe (which I have mixed feelings about), I think the best way to explore the universe might be a series - either comics or TV - that's basically an Anthology with only the controllers remaining consistent.

post #21 of 31
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I kinda feel like "horror movies" are the prequel.  All of 'em.

 

Agreed.  And to quote myself from post-release:

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I think it is absolutely a game changer.  It retroactively and proactively seeds the notion that every single horror movie has been/will be fabricated by puppet masters in "real time".  It makes the effort to redefine how you might watch any horror movie again.  It may not be a big impact, or change your enjoyment of that flick.  However, I would be hard pressed to believe that anyone who has seen Cabin in the Woods won't think back for the slightest moment as they watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Haunting or Wolfman.

 

The point is; if they try a prequel, sequel, spin-off, comic book, TV series, etc. they would be ruining the entire fucking purpose.  Look at the last time a horror movie screwed with formula while also being meta.  Scream - and that didn't even shake things up to the degree Cabin did.  However, the first Scream is great on its own.  The sequels attempt to be just as meta AND original.  What happened?  They failed...miserably.

 

Don't fucking touch Cabin in the Woods dammit.

post #22 of 31
Definitely. If I want anything to come from CABIN, it's for horror filmmakers to realize that it pretty much answered every single trope in the book and to branch out a bit and try new things.
post #23 of 31

I didnt love the film (but i can say it was original and entertaining), so i cant say id like a sequel.

Unless its about that huge horned ape in argentina, of course.

post #24 of 31
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Agreed.  And to quote myself from post-release:

 

The point is; if they try a prequel, sequel, spin-off, comic book, TV series, etc. they would be ruining the entire fucking purpose.  Look at the last time a horror movie screwed with formula while also being meta.  Scream - and that didn't even shake things up to the degree Cabin did.  However, the first Scream is great on its own.  The sequels attempt to be just as meta AND original.  What happened?  They failed...miserably.

 

Don't fucking touch Cabin in the Woods dammit.

I agree completely. I LOVED Cabin in the Woods. And because I loved it so much, I don't want a sequel/prequel/anyquel

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Definitely. If I want anything to come from CABIN, it's for horror filmmakers to realize that it pretty much answered every single trope in the book and to branch out a bit and try new things.

Agreed. Cabin should be a wakeup call for horror filmmakers to branch out and do new things for once...instead of just following the same old same old.

post #25 of 31

I'm sure half a dozen DTV sequels could be churned out.  Someone could roll up different scenarios in their sleep (and then codify the rules into a Versus style card game and sell that)

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I'm sure half a dozen DTV sequels could be churned out.  Someone could roll up different scenarios in their sleep (and then codify the rules into a Versus style card game and sell that)


There's been a game (and a bunch of sequels and spin-offs) for more than ten years that pretty much is the game of Cabin in the Woods: Grave Robbers from Outer Space by Z-Man games. I'd highly recommend it.

post #27 of 31
It would be cool to have a prequel to see all of the other monsters in use, but you would know that the people who are sacrificed would die so it might be a twist. A twist could be the group of kids commit suicide and the ritual didn't work and then monster summoned couldn't be contained again and has so a new group of kids are kidnapped for the ritual, but defeat the monster(s). In doing so, they are trapped in the cabin region and are told that the only way of freedom would be to kill the next group of teens in ritual order so they become monsters themselves (like the doll monsters) and are contained. When the next group arrives the "dolls" are chosen and are conflicted between the government, the new group, and their inner guilt of killing to leave when they were in that same position. As shown, there were only four dolls which mean that one has died in this prequel either before killing the monster(s) or before killing the "next group" for the ritual. Since the dolls were alive in the current movie this means that in the prequel/twist, the dolls have failed or were lied to and not givin the option to leave so they live a life of hatred only relieving the stress by killing; they wait for the next ritual to be picked again. HOW DOES THIS PREQUEL SOUND! smile.gif
post #28 of 31
A sequel to this movie could include the girl at the end turning into a werewolf and saving herself and the guy. Somehow the monsters team up or become a civilization and turn against the ancient ones - saving the human race. HOW DOES THIS SEQUEL SOUND! smile.gif
post #29 of 31

Here's your sequel:

 

We immediately pick up where the last film ended. The ancient ones rise up, ready to destroy the world. The girl gives an impassioned plea that humanity is good and worth saving. Touched by this, the ancient ones spare humanity. Months later, the girl and the stoner are trying to readjust to society when Richard Jenkins' wife, played by Frances McDormand, is out for revenge and begins murdering everyone close to the girl. The ancient ones are furious at this bloodshed, so they send forth an army of the undead to wipe out humanity. An Ash-like character, bumbling but bad-ass, emerges to help the girl and the stoner vanquish evil once and for all. They succeed but as they're celebrating, something lunges at them and they scream, immediately cutting to black.

 

So to answer your question, there will not be a sequel to Cabin in the Woods nor should there be one. It's a terrible, terrible idea.

post #30 of 31

I thought we were already getting a sequel called Pacific Rim?

post #31 of 31

This wasn't a prequel to Cloverfield?!

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