Drew Goddard finally returns to the director’s chair, after his highly inventive and successful directorial debut with the horror/comedy The Cabin in the Woods shot him to critical acclaim. A multitude of failed superhero projects followed and failed, as well as passing the directors chair on The Martian to Ridley Scott has finally put him on the right path of original treatments and the six-year wait has been worth it.
The Cabin in the Woods and Bad Times at the El Royale take a lot of clues and story beats from one another. The easiest and most obvious is that of the scenario and plot. A mystery is afoot and something is afoul.