The Ancient Ones are the main antagonists of the 2012 American comedy horror film The Cabin in the Woods.
The Ancient Ones are monstrous gods who once roamed the Earth before going into hibernation in the Earth's core. Now, in order to keep them from awakening and laying waste to human civilization, five humans of various archetypes must be sacrificed annually.
The Ancient Ones appear to be gargantuan humanoids with black skin that is covered in lava-filled cracks.
Powers and Abilities
The Ancient Ones possess the following powers and abilities:
- Near invulnerability
- Enormous size
- Superhuman strength
The Ancient Ones are released and presumably go on to destroy human civilization.
- The Ancient Ones are representations of stereotypical horror fans who only want to watch schlock horror films filled with jump scares and gore. This is exemplified by the fact that the Ancient Ones want the formula of the sacrifices to be the same each year and grow angry when the rituals subvert the established formula.