Storyline similarities between Cloverfield and The Cabin in the Woods

Cloverfield and The Cabin in the Woods

Both movies were written by Drew Goddard, but are there other connections?

cloverfield and the cabin in the woodsDear Sara –

I understand there’s some sort of storyline connection between the movies CLOVERFIELD and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. They both have monsters, but otherwise, I don’t get it.

Confusedly yours,

Toby R.


Dear Toby,

Although Drew Goddard wrote CLOVERFIELD and co-wrote (with Joss Whedon) THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, which Goddard also directed, no connection was intended by the filmmakers. However, some fans of both films contend that – well, not to be too spoilerish for those who haven’t seen one or the other or either – the events in CLOVERFIELD could conceivably have been triggered by the finale of CABIN IN THE WOODS.

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