The Cabin in the Woods”), sets his overlong and disappointing depraved retro in 1969, in a glitzy motel once frequented by the Hollywood swells, high-roller gangsters and big-shot politicians. It had a sordid rep for illicit sex and gangster activity but is now seeing bad times because it lost its gambling license. The motel, called the El Royale, is located between the borders of two states, Nevada and California.