Cabin Fever

2002

Cabin Fever

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More gory than scary, Cabin Fever is satisfied with paying homage to genre conventions rather than reinventing them.

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As a last hurrah after college, friends Jeff, Karen, Paul, Marcy and Bert embark on a vacation deep into the mountains. With the top down and the music up, they drive to a remote cabin to enjoy their last days of decadence before entering the working world. Then somebody gets sick. Karen's skin starts to bubble and burn as something grows inside her, tunneling beneath her flesh. The group is so repulsed, shocked and sickened watching their friend deteriorate before their eyes; they lock her in a shed to avoid infection. As they debate about how to save her, they look at one another and realize that any one of them could also have it. What soon began as a struggle against the disease turns into a battle against friends, as the fear of contagion drives them to turn on each other. The kids confront the terror of having to kill anyone who comes near them, even if it's their closest friend. The survivors have to find help before they're all killed by the virus, or by the local lynch mob out to destroy anyone who may have come in contact with it.

Cast

Giuseppe Andrews
as Deputy Wilson
Eli Roth
as Justin
Christy Ward
as The Hog Lady
Michael Harding
as Shotgun Casey
Julie Childress
as Beautiful Wife
Dalton McGuire
as Lemonade Boy
Jana Farmer
as Lemonade Girl
Jeff Rendell
as Fake Shemp
Philip Fox
as Evil Deputy
Cherie Rodgers
as Cadwell's Crush
Sam Froelich
as Doctor 1
Bill Terrell
as Happy Wednesday Band
Richard Terrell
as Happy Wednesday Band
Jeff Evans
as Happy Wednesday Band
Mike Hill
as Happy Wednesday Band
J.K. Godbold
as Happy Wednesday Band
Richard Fullerton
as The Sheriff
Phil Fox
as Evil Deputy
Darcy Jo Martin
as Shiloh's Girlfriend
Gabriel A. Roth
as Shooter No.1
Donald Lee Hall Jr.
as Shooter No.2
Jeremy A. Metcalf
as Shooter No.3
Noah Belson
as Guitar Man
Doug McDermott
as Harmonica Man
Matt Cappiello
as Troubadour
Jessica Masserman
as Winston's Date
Paige Hunter
as Underage Girl
Gino Vincent
as Cerina's Brother
Shiloh Strong
as Rider's Brother
Jay Aaseng
as Sir Chug-a-lot
Matthew Schwarz
as The Bad Influence
Jessica Shortkoff
as Cat Hat Girl
Rock
as Doctor Mambo, The Dog
Mark Morse
as Shocked Guy
Heather Simmons
as Shocked Girl
Dean Masserman
as Mr. Mom/Bowling Alley Victim
Tom Terrell
as Doctor No.2
Evan Astrowsky
as Helpless Bystander
Luke Blackwood
as Dennis Double
Mark C. Schwarz
as Hospital Attendant
Shana Schwarz
as Hospital Hottie
Joe Adams
as Bowling Alley Killer
Adam Roth
as Happy Bald Guy
Jeff Hoffman
as Bowling Alley Victim
Tommy Terrell
as Doctor P. Frink, Doctor 2
John Neff
as Bowling Alley Victim
Nancy Neff
as Bowling Alley Victim
Michael Reardon
as Bowling Alley Victim
Glenn Weisberger
as Bowling Alley Victim
Roy Wood
as Bowling Alley Victim
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Audience Reviews for Cabin Fever

  • Feb 20, 2015
    Cabin Fever makes no attempt to break new ground or re-invent classic material, it is a straight up re-telling of a horror cliche, but that is perfectly fine. The punches, scares and gore are all mixed just right, creating a fine addition to a horror staple.
    Shane S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2013
    Spoiler: the virus spreads effectively, they all die... Except for one, but then he gets predictably shot. A bit like Night of the Living Dead, but shame on me for comparing the two. This was a very subtle torture porn (by my standards anyway) with a very predictable format. At first, as I was watching this on a stream with friends, someone noted that they were getting a Children of the Corn vibe. I agreed, and thought the sensation was cool and this film was going somewhere. But my expectations failed me. There's not a whole lot I can say about this film... Some of the characters are real douches and annoyed me. There were some comedic elements (see: Deputy Winston), and while that made the film a bit more memorable it'd didn't change my (dis)favor for the film either way. Not my cup of tea, but perhaps someone else would enjoy it.
    Horrific R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 01, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Definitely Eli Roth's most inspired, and most substantial film. But that's just damning it with very faint praise. Firstly, the acting is much better than I expected it would be, and the gore is disgusting and boasts some pretty impressive bloody corpse special effects. Especially considering the tiny budget it was made on. All this adds up to the construction of a cheesy 80's horror movie, which was exactly what Roth was trying to mimic. However he shows almost no creativity in Cabin Fever and for me he never demonstrated the extent of his talent. There was also very few shocks, and once I adjusted to the carnage, consequently, it wasn't that scary. But in the end it's interesting twist to the typical cabin in the woods story doesn't fully make it work. I think its designed brilliantly and has an environmental message, and I admire Roth's aspirations to not skimp on gore or sex, but it was unnecessary to the plot. To me, it just felt to me like a bunch of stuff i'd seen from some of the classic horror movies mashed in with one interesting premise. I honestly wish it could have been better, but redemptively, it was an honourable failure.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2012
    'Cabin Fever' is as bloody as it is funny... well, maybe not. But seriously, its a well told horror flick that keeps you en-grossed(out!) up until the very end.
    Lindsey D Super Reviewer

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