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The Mummy (1932)
The betting board includes "mummy", and while this one is not the first mummy movie, it is *the classic* mummy movie.
King Kong (1933)
King Kong can be seen in one of the elevators
Werewolf of London (1935)
The betting board includes "werewolf", and this one is *the classic* werewolf movie. The werewolves also make an appearance.
Tarantula (1955)
The giant Tarantula monster can be seen in one of the elevators
Reptilicus (1961)
Mentions Reptilicus by name on the betting board.
Carrie (1976)
both films end with an arm bursting through the soil.
Friday the 13th (1980)
The Harbinger character is a clear reference to the doomsayer, Crazy Ralph.
The Shining (1980)
Grady's Daughters can be seen in one of the chambers in the Elevator sequence
The Evil Dead (1981)
A monster betting pool includes an "angry molesting tree" and "Deadities."
Evil Dead II (1987)
Marty mistakes the wolf's head on the wall for a moose. In the cabin of the films "Evil Dead" there is a moose head on the wall.
Hellraiser (1987)
One of the monsters is named Fornicus The Lord of Bondage & Pain, who holds a spherical puzzle "box", along with at least two others. These parody Cenobites from the Hellraiser mythos.
Waxwork (1988)
The 'release' scene towards the end.
Scarecrows (1988)
Truman is attacked by a group of animated scarecrows with knives.
It (1990) (TV Mini-Series)
The killer clown references.
Army of Darkness (1992)
The betting board includes "deadites".
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (TV Series)
The Fourth Season episode "Primeval" also features a Purge of creatures at a military facility.
Cube (1997)
The chambers in the elevator sequence move around like the cells in Cube.
Ring (1998)
A Sadako lookalike attacks a group of Japanese schoolgirls.
Angel (1999) (TV Series)
Amy Acker's character is grabbed by a giant octopus-like creature. Her character Fred in "Angel" was possessed by a titanic octopus-like beast, Illyria.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
A Giant Frog/Toad can be seen in one of the elevators
Black Christmas (2006)
The man who kills by suffocating his victims with a plastic bag is likely inspired by this movie, where the first victim is killed with a plastic bag over her head. (This happens in both Black Christmas movies.)
Funny Games (2007)
The title card *and* music jump at the viewer in exactly the same way. In the original Funny Games (1997), the music starts well before the title card appears.
The Strangers (2008)
The four masked people who get out of one of the chambers seem like the mysterious intruders from "The Strangers".
Left 4 Dead (2008) (Video Game)
Three of the monsters seen in the film are a Boomer, a Tank, and a Witch; all 'special' zombies featured in the game.

Referenced in 

Red Dawn (2012)
Chris Hemsworth & his friends go to a cabin in the middle of nowhere (again)
South Park: A Nightmare on Facetime (2012) (TV Episode)
seen on sign at Blockbuster
The Cinema Snob: Return to Sleepaway Camp (2013) (TV Episode)
"This is my favorite villain from the climax of"
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Doc of the Dead (2014)
Title is shown, when Franz Kranz is interviewed
The Big Bang Theory: The Focus Attenuation (2014) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the movie by name.


Apocalypse Now (1979)
In the control room, the chopper attack on village is briefly seen playing on a monitor

Featured in 

Maltin on Movies: The Cabin in the Woods (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Half in the Bag: Cabin in the Woods and The Three Stooges (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Midnight Movie Review: The Night of Terror 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
shown in the filmnight
The Big Review: Episode #1.3 (2012) (TV Episode)
The movie was reviewed and the trailer was shown.
Maltin on Movies: Trouble with the Curve (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Oh, We Review!: 'The Cabin in the Woods' Review (2012) (TV Episode)
This episode reviews the film
Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
is a runner-up for FB's "best of 2012" list.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Cabin in the Woods (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed


Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (TV Series)
The Fifth Season episode "The Real Me" features another Joss Whedon death by unicorn.

Spoofed in 

Robot Chicken: Immortal (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
"The Cabin in the Woods" is spoofed in this film.

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