In the basement of the titular Cabin in the Woods, there are a series of objects which represent different horrors waiting to be unleashed;

There's the puzzle box (representing the Cenobytes), the conch shell (representing the Merman), the diary which was the Zombie Redneck family, the Music Box (representing the Sugar-Plum Fairy) and a locket.

What was the locket's counterpart?

  • You may wish to reconsider your acceptance. My research suggests that the locket matched up with the werewolf, not the female ghost.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 17:01

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The locket (actually an amulet) would have summoned The Werewolf

The official novelisation indicates that the item around the dress-maker's doll is the amulet.

Jules had removed the golden amulet from around the dummy’s neck and was holding it to her own neck, staring into a dusty mirror to see how it looked, and Dana thought that in the mirror her friend looked as old as everything else down here. Jules searched for the clasp as if to try it on for real.

The film's Director (and writer) Drew Goddard indicated in this webchat that wearing the amulet would have summoned the Werewolf.


Clown was a fortune teller machine, Unicorn was a Unicorn Tapestry (you can see it in the background), Werewolf was an amulet, and Sasquatch was a large jar of Eau De Sasquatch. (That last one might not be true.)


The locket came off of a wedding dress ensemble.

It seems to have matched up with the female ghost.

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    The wedding dress appears to be a separate item. The Bride would have been summoned only if the Virgin (or the Whore) had decided to wear the wedding dress.
    – Valorum
    Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 22:47

May have been a reference to the locket Ash gives his girlfriend in Evil Dead. The music box also a mix of Evil Dead, Suspiria, and most recently Black Swan.

  • Like when all the elevator doors are opened for the first time in the bunker, and a bunch of tree-branches come out of one of them. Commented May 12, 2013 at 22:28

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