To sequel or not to sequel? That is the question.

Most horror fans agree that that Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods was a fantastic  and wonderfully smart horror film, one that embraced and satirized tropes and clichés and made us love it because of it.

Now if you’ve seen the film, then you know that the ending was perfectly set up for a badass sequel or it could be left as it is and leave us all wondering. There’s no in-between. Ever since the film was released in 2011, fans have been wondering whether or not a sequel was in the works.

In a recent interview Goddard said:

“They want to make one. I think Joss… we talked about it. I think we just don’t want to, we don’t want to fuck it up.

I mean, I think, I’ve always felt this way. Not everything needs to be a franchise. You know, like we only want to make it if we’re excited about it. I don’t care, I don’t think we need to do it. It’s more about, is there something that excites us? You know, that universe is pretty exciting, so we talk about it from time to time. I don’t know.

If I had to put odds, the tricky part with Joss and I, especially, is it all depends on how we wake up in the morning. If we wake up… I can easily see us over drinks tomorrow going like, ‘Hey, what if we did this?’ But I can also see us being like, ‘The movie is pretty good. We don’t need to revisit it.’”

Personally, I like that they’re not just jumping on the sequel bandwagon, because how many great horror films out there have been tarnished by shitty sequels?

However, I know that if they ever were to make one that they would do the first film justice.

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Ashley has always had an undying love for horror movies of all kinds. Even the bad ones. Especially the bad ones. You can find more of her writing at telltalewrite.com