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Riddle me this – why remake Cabin Fever, a cult-classic that demands no update, and furthermore, why use the Same stinkin’ script? It’s only been 15 years since Eli Roth launched his gory brand through this little creepshow, and each victim’s festering wounds still hold up surprisingly well against today’s effects, both indie and mainstream.
Granted, Roth does lodge a producing credit, so new director Travis Zariwny is in good graces, but original ideas are already disappointingly scarce enough. There’s no plausible reason to throw a movie we’ve already seen into the 2016 horror mix. No matter how trivial both sequels might have been, at least they attempted something Different. Don’t believe the marketing campaign for Cabin Fever (2016), and its claims that new kill sequences revamp Roth’s infectious brainchild. This is the ultimate remake cash-grab, in the most unnecessary of ways.
Do I need to run a plot recap here? »
- Matt Donato
Yesterday, we gave you the first look at IFC Films' upcoming horror remake Cabin Fever, with the first photo that featured a new version of The Bunny Man. Thankfully, horror fans don't have to wait too long for the first footage, because Bloody-Disgusting debuted the trailer today. While none of the stars of the original Cabin Fever are present, this remake offers a new take on writer-director Eli Roth's script.
Executive producer Eli Roth presents this reboot of his instant classic gorefest, which features all new characters and all new kills. This story is familiar: fresh out of college, a group of five friends retreat to a remote cabin in the woods for one last week of partying- only to become snacks for a gruesome, flesh-eating virus. What's surprising are the ingenious new deaths, which offer a fresh spin on a horror-comedy milestone. The photo that debuted yesterday »
2 items from 2016
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