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When Joss says he's co-written a movie that's going to flip the genre on its head, you tend to believe him. (Or I do, anyway.)

Cabin in the Woods uses a play-within-a-play device to frame the story. The same technique was also used in an episode of Buffy, Life Serial. In Life Serial, the trope is used to show the pettiness and cruelty of the Troika, but its use in Cabin in the Woods takes the trope one step further, and it becomes a commentary on the audience itself.

In the movie, Sitterson, Hadley, Lin, and Truman are the viewers, and the viewers in turn are Sitterson, Hadley, et al. The film becomes a commentary on why our society has such a market for slasher flicks and torture porn (TRIGGER WARNING for violence/assault in that link).
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