The Cabin in the Woods
Five kids are visiting a little cabin in the woods for a holiday break of partying. Unfortunately, they release a family of zombies from the grave who attack them all!
The kicker is, the whole thing is a setup by a cult. The cabin and surroundings are on top of a high tech complex full of caged monsters which can be released at will. The kids have been chosen for this as sacrifices to the cult's gods.
Marty and Dana survive the zombies and break into the base, releasing all the monsters to cause carnage amongst the cult. The cult leader (A surprise cameo of Sigourney Weaver), appears at the end to tell them that unless they go through with the sacrifice, the sleeping gods beneath the Earth will wake and destroy all of humanity. And this is actually true - the gods are indeed down there, and starting to wake up. She pleads with them to volunteer to complete the ritual, and then tries to kill Marty, but they refuse to take part and manage to survive.
With the ritual failed, the gods wake and begin the process of destroying humanity.
Order of Deaths:
- Jules (Anna Hutchinson) - beheaded by the family of hick backwoods zombies in front of her boyfriend Curt.
- Curt (Chris Hemsworth) - Tries to jump over a giant gorge to the road to freedom on a motorbike so he can go get help. Hits the invisible force field trapping the kids at the cabin and plummets to his death.
- Holden (Jesse Williams) - Stabbed through the throat by one of the hick backwoods zombies after assuring Dana everything would be ok.
- Truman (Brian White) - Ripped apart by evil scarecrows and regular zombies while trying to protect the facility.
- Hadley (Bradley Whitford) - Eaten by his favorite creature, a merman, who then ejects his blood through its blowhole,
- Sitterson (Richard Jenkins) - Accidentally stabbed to death by Dana in the confusion of the monster breakout. Dies asking Dana to kill Marty to seal away the elder gods.
- Cult Director (Sigourney Weaver) - mauled by one the hick backwoods zombies, and then Dana kicks them both into the pit with the evil elder gods.
- Dana (Kristen Connolly) and Marty (Fran Kranz) - presumably killed by the elder gods after surviving maulings by a hick backwoods zombies and a werewolf respectively.
- Many others killed by cenobite-type demons, demonic ballerinas, ghosts, giant snakes, zombies, bat-creatures, werewolves, and of course, a killer clown.