The Cabin in the Woods
, the brilliant kitsch horror film from director Drew Goddard, features a lineup of classic horror monsters, hidden in the background or dismembering members in the fore. One scene even shows a glimpse of infected from Left 4 Dead, and in a Reddit AmA
Goddard says this isn't an accident.
Read on for The Cabin in the Woods spoilers
"We actually were going to do a downloadable L4D2
expansion pack, where you'd fight in the Cabin world, but then MGM went bankrupt so the delay squashed it," Goddard writes. "But the people at Valve were still cool enough to let us use some of their monsters to fill the cubes in the background (I had a lot of cubes to fill)."
The Left 4 Dead zombies populate some of the monster holding cells shown as the elevator descends into the bowels of the facility. Goddard was excited for the tie-in DLC and is upset it never happened.
"By the way – the game was gonna be amazing. You were gonna be able to play in both the upstairs Cabin in the Woods
world and the downstairs "facility" world with all the monsters. Believe me, I HATE all video games based on movies, they always suck, but porting Cabin
into Left For Dead felt like the right fit. It pains me that it didn't happen."
Us too, Goddard. Us too