The Cabin in the Woods is an excellent horror film filled with nasty monsters and plenty of gore. For those who have seen the movie, you may have noticed that a few shots show glimpses of infected from Left 4 Dead, which according to an "ask me anything" post on Reddit with director Drew Goddard, was not by accident.
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. 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)."
According to Goddard the expansion pack would have been the perfect fit for a movie to game port.
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."
If you have seen the movie you know how awesome this would have been. Shhh, it's okay, dry those eyes, I know it's sad.
By Stephen Heller