Written by John Squires
Few modern horror movies are smarter than 2012’s The Cabin in the Woods, which essentially fired a shot at the entire horror genre and demanded change – lampooning, deconstructing, and effectively abolishing the cliches we’ve all grown so tired of. In a word, the film was/is absolutely brilliant.
Over the weekend, Cinema Blend‘s Sean O’Connell sat down with Cabin in the Woods co-writer/director Drew Goddard to talk about the film being turned into a full-blown horror franchise, and though Goddard noted that he and co-writer Joss Whedon have no current plans, he says a sequel is not off the table.
“They want to make one. I think Joss… we talked about it. I think we just don’t want to, we don’t want to fuck it up,” said Goddard. “I mean, I think, I’ve always felt this way. Not everything needs to be a franchise. You know, like we only want to make it if we’re excited about it.”
“I don’t care, I don’t think we need to do it,” the director continued. “It’s more about, is there something that excites us? You know, that universe is pretty exciting, so we talk about it from time to time. I don’t know.”
“If I had to put odds, the tricky part with Joss and I, especially, is it all depends on how we wake up in the morning. If we wake up… I can easily see us over drinks tomorrow going like, ‘Hey, what if we did this?’ But I can also see us being like, ‘The movie is pretty good. We don’t need to revisit it.'”
There’s definitely a whole lot of sequel potential with the concept, though I’m with Goddard on this one – would hate to see them do it just to, well, do it.