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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.
The Devil Bat (1940)
The Dragonbat creature which attacks and eats that which it captures the scent of, referring Dr. Paul Carruthers' gigantic killer bats
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.
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Unleashed during the facility purge is a monster titled the Savage With A Hatchet, a bald, baby faced and ragged killer inspired by the original Pluto
Halloween (1978)
A Michael Myers inspired monster in the facility is released during the purge and by butcher's knife silently creaps on a glasses wearing facility worker, and then is seen during the bloodbath strangling a blonde woman to death on the ground by hand
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.". The cabin in this film is a replica of the one in The Evil Dead.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
An untitled Freddy Krueger inspired facility monster is seen briefly on the monitors before the Purge donning a four finger-tip razor bladed glove, reaching towards the monitor camera in a similar fashion to gloved dream murderer Freddy in the original nightmare with Nancy's bathtub nightmare
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.
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
The Armour Plated Monster in the facility shown briefly on a monitor as Dana and Marty coming down has what appears to be a worn out hockey mask upon the face, cracked at the bottom right corner exposing a portion of bare jaw, The Armour Plated Monster also wears a broken chain round the neck
Waxwork (1988)
The 'release' scene towards the end.
Scarecrows (1988)
Truman is attacked by a group of animated scarecrows with knives.
Ghoulies II (1988)
Green and red goblin within the facility proceed to tear a man in half and soon wreak havoc in a small vehicle navigating an enclosed space, they are also inspired in colour and design on the two primary antagonistic goblins of this film
Ghost (1990)
A facility monster entitled the Creeping Shadow appears in the overall stables of the facility sequence, it's design matches the underworld spirits from this film which claim evil-doers souls
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.
Jack Frost (1997) (Video)
A snowman monster is listed on the whiteboard for the betting pool and appears briefly in the overall shots of the stables in the facility, it bears everything resembling the maniacal possessed snowman, down to the pointed carrot nose and wide manipulated smile
Ring (1998)
A Sadako lookalike attacks a group of Japanese schoolgirls.
The Truman Show (1998)
One man who works for an organization with an elaborate spy system to monitor ordinary peoples' lives is named Truman.
The Faculty (1998)
In dialogue, the first scene. "We haven't had a glitch since '98."
Angel (1999) (TV Series)
Amy Acker's character is grabbed by a giant octopus-like creature, much like Illyria's true form was supposed to look like.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Pangs (1999) (TV Episode)
the scalping spirits scene
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Real Me (2000) (TV Episode)
the unicorn scene in another Joss Whedon project
Firefly (2002) (TV Series)
Reavers are released during the purge and are visible on a monitor trying to break into a room containing facility workers, the female directly before the monitor shoots herself as one busts through
Sin City (2005)
The filmmakers claim the references to Kevin are to this film specifically.
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 

The Secret Life of the American Teenager: You Are My Everything (2008) (TV Episode)
On the nights watchlist for Henry and Alice as they are not yet having sex.
The Projectionist Project: The Cabin in the Woods (2012) (TV Episode)
This episode is a review of the film.
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 Fran Kranz is interviewed
The Big Bang Theory: The Focus Attenuation (2014) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the movie by name.
Doctor Who: Under the Lake (2015) (TV Episode)
Cass refers to the film.


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

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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