Interview with The Cabin in the Woods co-writer and director Drew Goddard with Vulture:
The characters in Cabin become archetypes — the whore, the virgin, the athlete, the scholar, the fool. Why do we need these archetypes?
Because we’re influenced by mythology, and there’s a need to idealize youth, to make people into one-dimensional creatures. This happens over and over again in storytelling. Those archetypes exist because there’s something about us that we need to compartmentalize, and this isn’t just related to horror films, and it isn’t just about our own culture. This is about myth, and if you’re dealing with myth, you find where it fits inside us. It’s about storytelling, and our need to create heroes, for lack of a better word.
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