Back Seat Producers Season 07 Shows

BSP Episode 247: The Cabin in the Woods

Release date:  3/9/2012


Directed by

  • Drew Goddard

Produced by

  • Joss Whedon

Written by

  • Drew Goddard
  • Joss Whedon


Kristen Connolly

  • Dana Polk

Chris Hemsworth

  • Curt Vaughan

Fran Kranz

  • Marty Mikalski

Richard Jenkins

  • Gary Sitterson

Bradley Whitford

  • Steve Hadley

The hosts review:

  • Deuce watched it five times within a week… ‘nuff said.
  • David’s reasons that this movie worked:  1 – Thor, pre-Thor, even!  2 – He likes a movie where he can SEE the monster, and this was utterly satisfied.  3 – There were heroes, not people making stupid choices in the face of danger.
  • The ultimate choice… do you kill one person to save the world or do you let the world end?
  • Special kudos to the Japanese school children!
  • Scooby Doo… yes, I think everyone thought that, too.
  • The cup bong was the amazing!
  • Stereotypical behavior via chemical enhancements… and not the kind you’re thinking about.  Well, a little bit but not all of it.
  • Why did they only bring one dirt bike?  Five people, one dirt bike?
  • If you were in the basement, what item would you have picked up?  The puzzle ball?  The conch?  The diary?  The necklace?   The music box?
  • Fornicus, Lord of Bondage and Pain.
  • Tony reads a list of monsters/evil and their origins.
  • Merman!  Messy to clean up, though.
  • An interesting twist would have been in Marty was the virgin.
  • Cabin in the Sexist Woods.
  • It’s a great movie with a full plot and not contrived.  It lifted the veil off of all horror movies.
Trivial bits ‘n pieces:

In the scene where Jules kisses the wolf head on the wall, the wolf’s tongue is covered in powdered sugar to give it a dusty look and to make the scene tolerable for the actress.

Fran Kranz (Marty) received extensive prop and behavior training in order to capture the stoner persona.  He received a two-hour joint rolling session and a separate bong lighting session from expert consultants.

On the white board in the control room, when the staff is taking bets on the victims’ potential killers, both “Deadites” as well as “Angry Molesting Tree” are listed.  These are obvious references to The Evil Dead films which also feature a cabin in the woods.

Immediately after an early previous screening with Fan Q&A, the first question Director Drew Goddard was asked was, “Will there be a sequel?”  To which he responded, “Have you seen the ending to my movie?”

Your Producers for this episode were:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Melina
  • Tony/Deuce
  • David

This episode was recorded: 10/24/2012


Note: The audio on this one is a bit iffy.  Totally my fault and should be corrected in the next episode. – Tony


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