Even during the early beginnings of horror films, comedic incarnations soon emerged. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) is often cited as the first successful combination of the two genres. As horror goes through its natural ebb and flow, the spoofs and satires typically follow at the tail end of each cycle. This was part of an article written for Horror’s Hallowed Grounds in HorrorHound Magazine.
The Cabin in the Woods took the level of parody a step further, turning the genre on its head by writers Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. The film was shot under the title of Mordecai in 2009, but sat on the shelf until it was finally released in 2012.
Much of the film was shot on studio sets, but exteriors were used in British Columbia. The apartment is located at 2605 West 5th Avenue in Vancouver.
The Sacrifice Facility was shot at Aerospace Technology Campus, located at 3800 Cessna Drive in Richmond, British Columbia. This location has been used extensively, including Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Fringe, X-Files, and Altered Carbon.
The actual woods were shot around 100 miles east of Vancouver at Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, which was also the location for First Blood.
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