The Cabin in the Woods was released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America on September 18, 2012. Both the DVD and Blu-ray feature an audio commentary by Goddard and Whedon, several featurettes, a documentary about the making of the film, and a Q&A session at the 2012 WonderCon convention. Deciding that humanity is not worth saving at the price of human sacrifices, Dana apologizes to Marty for almost killing him and the two minecraft stone floor designs share a joint while awaiting their fate. The temple floor collapses and a giant hand emerges from the ground, destroying the facility and the cabin as the world ends. The lab employees, seeing that Dana is the only survivor, celebrate the success of the rite, but are interrupted by a phone call from “The Director”, revealing that Marty is still alive. Marty saves Dana and takes her to a hidden elevator he discovered.
Her areas of expertise include memes, virtual assistants Siri and Alexa, online activism and social media, and smart homes. There is an entire subculture of meme culture that is founded on the idea that pooping in the woods is a social phenomenon. In this social meme culture, pooping in the woods is essentially a way for people to publicly share that they are still alive. The social aspect of this meme is that it is not about shame and embarrassment, but rather a matter of shared experience. As a result, the word “poop” becomes a place to share the act of pooping. Travers praised Kristen Connolly and Fran Kranz for their performances, and wrote, “By turning splatter formula on its empty head, Cabin shows you can unleash a fire-breathing horror film without leaving your brain or your heart on the killing floor.”
They descend into the lab and discover a large collection of different monsters locked in cages. Dana correlates them with the objects in the cabin’s cellar and realizes that the objects determine which monsters are released. Cornered by security personnel, the pair release all the monsters, which wreak havoc and slaughter the staff; Hadley is killed by a merman while Dana accidentally stabs Sitterson, who bleeds to death.
Hadley releases pheromones to induce Curt and Jules to have sex outside. They are attacked by the zombies and Jules is decapitated while Curt escapes. Marty discovers concealed surveillance equipment in his room before being dragged off by a zombie and presumably killed. The lab workers learn that the rite in Japan has also failed, meaning that the American rite is “humanity’s last hope”. Curt, Holden, and Dana attempt to escape in their RV, but Sitterson triggers a tunnel collapse to block them. Curt attempts to jump a ravine on his motorcycle to seek help on the other side, but crashes into a force field and falls to his death.