Here are the winners of the Cabin in the Woods books!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here (finally) with the winners of the big Titan Books Cabin in the Woods contest where copies of the novelization and the “visual companion” aka the script and a ton of awesome behind the scenes shots: the book.
To win, I asked readers to prove their talent at horror trivia via my Twitter page or provide their concept art for a monster that could have appeared in the universe created by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard.
The Twitter winners were Andrew Gaughen, Michael Stromenger and Scott Gordon for knowing obscure dialogue from films like Sleepaway Camp. Congrats guys!
The remaining two winners were pulled from around 30 entries. I got some clever entries, like Adam Cray’s killer Santa or Tanner Johnsrud’s who sent a blank email saying it was The Invisible Man, but while funny they didn’t quite make the cut. Most of what I was sent was great, but it came down to these two winners (check out the runner-ups after). Click 'em to enlargen!
My favorite of the entries was this undead Native American nightmare from Stephen Andrade who goes so far as to include the artifact that would activate this monster. You can’t go wrong with bloody-eyed undead Indians as far as I’m concerned.
The other big winner is this intestine monster from Neil Cook (check out his website here). I’m a sucker for multiple eyed, two-headed gut-spewing monsters, what can I say? Isn’t everybody?
Congrats, guys! Good work!
Now here are some runner-ups that I like:
First is Andy Hunter’s Alien Film Crew! I’ve seen some crews that aren’t too far off from this…
Next up is Ellery Van Dooyeweert’s creepy tentacled-footed kid with a bowlcut. There was a lack of children-related horror coming out of those elevators, now that I think of it.
This next little guy is another one that didn’t pop up in Cabin… toy related horror. No resurrected dolls, but Richard Chapman came up with this killer sock monkey named Tony Killionaire:
This creature, called “Magic Mushroom” by Joan Silsby is just straight up creepy:
I believe we glimpsed some robot horrors in the movie, but not straight up cyborgs, so Alex Garcia’s “Mechanical Shootist” deserves a little love:
Anna Capaldi’s entry was really well drawn, but we did get some spider-horror in the flick, so it didn’t make the final cut. But it’s a nice drawring. Check it out:
Caleb Paterik sent in this one, which is very inventive.
Finally here’s a couple of my favorite things mashed together. Behold John Sloboda’s Sharclops!
Thanks to everybody who entered and a big thanks to Titan for giving over these books for the contest!
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May 3, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST
May 3, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST
Damn roadshow for putting this out straight to dvd. I really want to see this film in a cinema and stuff like this are just making it more painful!
May 3, 2012, 3:03 a.m. CST
Until this weekend that is......Tee hee.....
May 3, 2012, 3:34 a.m. CST
It deserves a film franchise.
May 3, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST
Like everything whatshisface does there'll be a million free showings Can't we just tuck this one way back in the sock drawer and forget about it?
May 3, 2012, 7:21 a.m. CST
by Donald Trump
Shucks. They all look really fun though. Great job, Folks
May 3, 2012, 7:23 a.m. CST
Really like "the Hunter."...and thanks for posting the pix. Mine was the Sharclops. Hehe
May 3, 2012, 7:37 a.m. CST
by Donald Trump
ran out of time.
May 3, 2012, 7:40 a.m. CST
May 3, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST
that's FUCKING hilarious - "...and to preserve the constitution"
May 3, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST
May 3, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST
by Yotz Von Frelnik
I really did kind of run right into Quint's pic at the end and thought for a split second it was the last one.
May 3, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST
http://defmachine.tumblr.com/post/21837848505/the-cabin-in-the-woods-art-contest#notes really thought it had potential, so goes life in the art scene! Congrats to the winners!!
May 3, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST
by Wesley Snipes
Undertones of perversion.
May 3, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST
by Donald Trump
I like it.
May 3, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST
by Donald Trump
I have a hard time taking anything serious when I see an opportunity for something silly.
May 3, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST
Maybe a prequel Television show where all the different types of monsters get a chance to shine in each episode.
May 3, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST
much appreciated. did you do mechanical shootist if you did, would be great to see in live action form, great work.
May 3, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST
by Donald Trump
May 4, 2012, 8 a.m. CST
Affectionately refferred to as "The N.A.R.C." (Native American Root Creature), this monster has its ROOTS in Mohawk lore. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/528/nativeamericanrootcreat.jpg/
May 9, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST
Just received the visual companion & novelization today from Titan! Great stuff. Wonderfully wrong! I will enjoy going over it in more detail-and love the script is included! Thank to Quint, AICN and Titan for the great prize package. Now back to writing a sequel/sidequel for it...
May 10, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST
...I didn't notice the giant spider in Cabin until my second viewing. I was immediately like, "Well, there goes the contest." Plus, I didn't really spin it. I thought of doing some other swarm-based picture, but ran out of time. I saw a silverfish in my room the other day, and let's just say, silverfish swarm = super-freakin-creepy.
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