Fairytale Giant

The giant in its cube.

The Giant is a monster seen on the whiteboard and in the Cabin in the Woods DVD extras. The Zoology Department bets on him.

Physical Description and AppearancesEdit

While the Giant is not seen during the Purge, the DVD extras reveal that he is a classic folk-lore style giant; a fairly normal looking but obviously primitive human, so tall it is forced to hunch over inside the box. He carries a large club.

There is also a second giant, seen but not mentioned in the film: A near perfect imitation of the giant woman from the classic movie Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.

In the script, the Giant takes the place of the Angry Molesting Tree; instead of the tree grabbing a guard and pulling him into the elevator, it is described as "a giant hand."


Giants are present in almost every civilization, one of the oldest references being Greco- Roman Mythology. There are perhaps most common in Norse Mythology and Celtic Mythology and European folklore. In terms of horror films and folklore, giants are in many tales, such as Land of the Giants, Troll Hunter, Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Wrath of Paul Bunyan. Giants are also in The Chronicles of Narnia books and The Chronicles of Narnia (film series).

This giant bears the most resemblance to (and is most likely a direct reference to) the the titular character, Eegah, from the 1962 horror b-movie of the same name. Both giants have a long beard, carry a club, and physically resemble tall, primitive humans.