Det mycket korta svaret är ja och nej. Filmen var tydligt avsedd som en komedibaserad dekonstruktion av skräckgenren , men beslutsfattarna var också ganska noga med att inte falla i fällan för att helt enkelt göra en rak parodi (a la 'Scary Movie' eller 'Tucker & Dale vs Evil').
Filmmaker: So far we’ve been talking about Cabin as strictly a horror movie, but it’s also got some very strong comedic elements. Was it difficult to balance those two genres?
Goddard: It was the hardest part of the job – maintaining that tone. Because we do both, we go from horror to comedy and comedy to horror. And you have to be really careful with that, because with comedy it would have been very easy to veer too far into parody. And if you go the other way, suddenly you’re becoming that which you’re commenting on. And so we really had to walk the line.
In terms of balancing the tone, I found what it usually came down to was my gut reaction. There’s no way to completely intellectualize it. I just had to think about each scene and say, “Okay, we’ve gone too far here, let’s dial it back,” or, ‘this is a good place where we could take things a little further.” You just have to trust your gut as you go. - A Conversation with Cabin in the Woods Director Drew Goddard