Cabin in the Woods DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 almost happened

Explains the familiar creatures...

If you've seen Cabin in the Woods you might have noticed some L4D-like infected creatures. Director Drew Goddard reveals that this wasn't a simple coincidence.


The Cabin in the Woods follows a typical horror movie plot: a group of teenagers go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, only to find the cabin isn't as remote or peaceful as they first thought.

The interesting thing about Cabin in the Woods for gamers is the infected creatures that held a striking resemblance to the infected in Left 4 Dead.

During a Reddit 'ask me anything' piece, Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard was asked about these creatures in the film, to which he replied that it was done on purpose.

"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)."

As Goddard explained, unfortunately there were too many issues that just didn't allow a Cabin in the Woods DLC to be made for L4D2, but Goddard assures us "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."

Goddard admits that he isn't a fan of video games based on movies, but in his opinion "porting Cabin into Left For Dead felt like the right fit. It pains me that it didn't happen."

Would you have wanted a Cabin in the Woods DLC for L4D2?