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Just in time for the latest Ebola outbreak comes “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero,” the second (but one doubts last) in-name-only sequel to Eli Roth’s 2002 cult hit about the scorched-earth path of a flesh-eating virus. Cheap enough to make Roger Corman wince and so strenuously serious (at least until someone gets their face smashed in with a giant dildo) that you pine for the “Mystery Science Theater” commentary track, “Patient Zero” brings the bad biological voodoo to the Dominican Republic, where unethical doctors and hard-partying tourists battle to escape an infected isle with their epidermises intact. Only the least discerning of gore hounds will have the patience to see who emerges victorious.
Until well past the hour mark, “Patient Zero” seem like two separate, equally uninspired riffs on Roth’s overhyped original, as if the filmmakers had started down one path, run aground, then started over again and haphazardly stitched together the results. »
- Scott Foundas
When Cabin Fever came out in 2002, it was a sensation among fans of freaky frights. The film packed more than a little punch with its own version of the karate kid, a leg shaving scene that set disposable razor sales back for a year, and a German Shepherd who made Cujo look like a lapdog.
Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever left a legacy hard to live up to, but of course a dumbed-down sequel was released. It was directed by Roth’s Bff Ti West, but one would never guess that after the studio heads got hold of it in the editing room and butchered it.
Regardless, the Cabin Fever name still carries weight so there is a prequel that's out now on demand and will be in theaters on August 1, 2014.
This time the story centers about the initial outbreak of the creeping virus. On a remote island, Patient Zero »
- Staci Layne Wilson
For peek-between-the-fingers moments, it's hard to top a sex scene lubricated by the revolting promise of a flesh — eating virus.
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero-the third installment and prequel of the series that began with Eli Roth's 2002 woodland gorefest — delivers its share of anticipated gross-outs, which director Kaare Andrews presents with a sly, often lipless, grin.
The fun begins as four old friends charter a boat to drop them off for a bachelor-party trip to a remote Caribbean island, supposedly deserted. Unfortunately, the north side of the island is home to a secret disease-research facility, currently under quarantine, thanks to Porter (Sean Astin), an unaffected carrier of a deadly virus, who's dead set on escaping. (Symptoms include jellie »
How much does Sean Astin know about disgusting infectious diseases? A lot more now than he did a few years ago, probably.
The Lord of the Rings actor can currently be seen in FX’s vampire-virus drama The Strain and is also one of the stars of Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, the third movie in the flesh-eating virus horror franchise which Eli Roth kicked off back in 2002 with his directorial debut Cabin Fever. Patient Zero itself is directed by Kaare Andrews and concerns a Caribbean vacation which goes (as is the tendency in films whose title features the words “Cabin” and “Fever”) badly awry. »
- Clark Collis
This franchise has proven it can take on some crazy and director Kaare Andrews, steps up to the plate to direct this insanity that takes the infection to a remote island complex where Patient Zero (Sean Astin) breaks out of containment and, we assume, lives on another day to infect even more people. It's brash and humorous and a fun watch.
I had a chance to talk with Kaare about the making of the movie and he was kind enough to share some nightmare stories from the set, his passion for practical effects and his newly launched comic project, the excellent " [Continued ...] »
I used to watch any horror movie I could put my hands on, back in the good old days of VHS. Going to the different tape rental outlets in St. Louis, (remember Mom and Pop video rental stores? St. Louis used to be full of them.)
Getting to see movies like Re-Animator or Scanners in a theater was a very special treat. I could even enjoy the by-the-numbers of a Friday the 13th or Halloween entry. Blood and gore never bothered me, the more the better. If the movie wasn’t really scary maybe it might have been funny or so bad it was good.
Now, I don’t know, maybe it’s from getting old and having so little time to waste on these kinds of films. I find more of my time taken up with rediscovered silent films, »
- Sam Moffitt
Release Date: 6/26/14 on VOD, 8/1/14 in theaters and on iTunes
Written By: Jake Wade Wall
Directed By: Kaare Andrews
Review & Interview by Daniel Xiii.
“Does this look infected?”
Your ol’ pal (well, I guess for the readers here at Famous Monsters I’m your new pal, seeing as this is my first review here!) Daniel Xiii really digs a flick that piles on the gore, a preference that has existed in me since the glory days of 80’s splatter shockers; so any new release that harkens back to those more extreme, over-the-top days of gallons o’ grue is always welcome in the crypt of Xiii.
- Holly Interlandi
To go along with our exclusive clip from Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, we have two reviews for you guys to dig on - one negative and one positive. Which will you agree with? Look for the flick on VOD June 26th and in theatres on August 1st via Rlj/Image Entertainment.
A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed.
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- Steve Barton
*full disclosure: a theatrical screening of this film was provided by Sinister Cinemas and Raven Banner Entertainment. Director: Kaare Andrews. Writer: Jake Wade Wall. Cast: Sean Astin, Currie Graham, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton and Jillian Murray. Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero was originally developed as a prequel. This film would be the first in the franchise, followed by Eli Roth's Cabin Fever (2002) and Ti West's Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009). Later, the script was reworked and the film is the second sequel in the franchise. And really, this is a standalone film as this title has only the loosest connections with the previous two films. This second sequel uses several standard indie horror features, which will be recognizable to most fans. However, actor Sean Astin as Porter offers a few deadly surprises along the way. Also, a few slower moments threaten to derail the momentum of the film, »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
Rlj/Image Entertainment is set to unleash the third film in the Cabin Fever franchise, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, and it actually looks pretty decent if I do say so myself. Directed by Kaare Andrews, who comic book fans know as the writer and artist for various Marvel titles, including The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spiderman, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero looks as if it breathes new life into the franchise, hopefully in a more successful way than the second film in the series (the second film is notorious as being so tampered with by the studio that director Ti West wanted his name removed from it), and appears to be a pretty gory ride. The folks at Rlj/Image are unleashing the virus on viewers beginning with a VOD release date of June 26th, followed by a limited theatrical/iTunes date of August 1st. Will you fright »
- Jerry Smith
Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment and Cineplex Entertainment will present Cabin Fever: Patient Zero this Thursday, May 29th, as part of their Sinister Cinema series. And Raven Banner wants to give five lucky winners across Canada one of five double passes for a screening near them. On top of that, here in Toronto, they want to give away two double passes and an invite to the Cabin Cocktail to meet director Kaare Andrews before the screening. Fangoria's Chris Alexander will be hosting a Q&A with Andrews after the screening. All you have to do is head on over to Raven Banner's Patient Zero page and watch the trailer. Then e-mail me the answer to my skill testing question here with the subject "I've got Cabin Fever" and...
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The origins of the flesh-eating virus that has terrorized the victims of the hit ‘Cabin Fever’ film series will be revealed in the anticipated prequel, ‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.’ To showcase hints at the horrifying source of the infection, Rlj/Image Entertainment, which will distribute the horror thriller, has released a trailer and set stills from the movie. ‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’ is set to be released on VOD on June 26, and will follow with a theatrical and iTunes release on August 1. ‘The ABCs of Death’ helmer Kaare Andrews directed the prequel, which was helmed by ‘When a Stranger Calls’ scribe Jake Wade Wall. The movie features Ryan Donowho, [ Read More ]
The post Meet the Cabin Fever: Patient Zero In Scary Trailer and Set Stills appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
Fans of body horror will be happy to know there's a new film coming with more views of gory insides than pretty faces. Directed by Kaare Andrews ("The ABCs of Death") and written by Jake Wade Wall, "Cabin Fever: Patient Zero" (a prequel to 2010's "Cabin Fever") tells the fairly conventional story of a group of attractive friends looking for a relaxing vacation in the Caribbean only to instead--to their dismay and our delightful horror-- find their guts on the sand. It costars relative unknowns Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan, and Lydia Hearst.Read More: Image Entertainment Acquires 'Cabin Fever: Patient Zero"Patient Zero" combines the usual narrative of young people being gruesomely murdered in isolated places with that of a deadly virus outbreak. Cannibals and sadistic killers are nowhere in sight; the characters are rather terrorized by a flesh-eating virus that has contaminated the waters »
- Melina Gills
A second trailer for Cabin Fever: Patient Zero has made its online debut. Image is releasing the film on VOD July 26th with an August 1st limited theatrical run to follow. Directed by Kaare Andrews (Altitude and The ABCs of Death) penned by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher), the entry in the gross-out series stars Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Currie Graham, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton and Jillian Murray.
The post Image Debuts a Second Trailer for Cabin Fever: Patient Zero appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero is already available to watch in many countries around the world, but Us horror fans have yet to see the latest installment of the flesh-eating virus series. The movie will be distributed in the States by Image Entertainment and they’ve released a brand new trailer ahead of next month’s VOD release:
“A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed.”
Directed by Kaare Andrews and written by Jake Wade Wall, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero will be released to VOD on June 26th, with a theater release on August 1st. The movie stars Sean Astin, Currie Graham, and Ryan Donowho. You »
- Jonathan James
In all fairness, director Kaare Andrews could have shown colonoscopy footage for an hour and a half and it still would have entertained viewers longer than Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever managed to – but our ambitious auteur goes above and beyond by delivering a sequel more in line with Roth’s original cult phenomenon. Sure, Rider Strong doesn’t drop in for another “explosive” cameo, but back once again is Roth’s flesh-eating virus, and this time it’s ready for the big leagues. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero is a puss-ridden, grotesque, splattery bit of biological horror, and while it lacks the indie charms that wooed franchise fans initially, Andrews’ pseudo-reboot could be the start of something nasty – rivaling Roth’s signature brand of stomach-turning visual horrors.
Since ruining a friendly vacation and eating through a prom, officials are still struggling to contain the hungry virus causing so much devastation. »
- Matt Donato
Director Kaare Andrews' (Altitude) Cabin Fever: Patient Zero will play in twenty-eight Canadian cities! The film will begin its Canadian launch in Toronto, Ontario, before moving out to more theatres May 29th. This is the third film in a horror franchise, which involves contaminated water. The contamination leads to lesions and deformities and horror fans will want to seek this film out, in theatres. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero stars Sean Astin (Extraction), Brando Eaton ("Burn Notice"), Jillian Murray, Lydia Hearst and Ryan Donowho. A preview for the theatrical launch is here. In this prequel to the original 2002 film, several partiers travel to an isolated Caribbean island. Here, they find an abandoned research and science facility and they decide to go for a deadly swim. They are immersed in a virus, which eats their flesh. Now, these friends will have to find a cure, quickly, or die from this mysterious disease. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Eleven years after Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever, and five years after Ti West’s Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, horror’s tiniest serial killer is back, with a new installment from Kaare Andrews, a director probably best known for his 2013 ABCs of Death segment.
Officially a prequel rather than a sequel, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero attempts to provide an origin story for the virus, while still delivering enough laughs and gore to keep fans of the previous two films happy. However, like its predecessor Spring Fever, this latest strain of the franchise lacks the infectious inventiveness and sheer bite that made Roth’s first film a cult classic: in horror terms, think mild rash, rather than full-on flesh-eating fury.
Employing a dual narrative technique, Andrews’s film splits the action into two distinct storylines. One of these centers on a remote research facility, where scientists battle to find a »
- Becki Hawkes
Image Entertainment will be releasing Cabin Fever Patient Zero (review) on VOD June 26 2014 and in limited theaters on August 1 2014. Check out some of the images and the trailer below. Directed by Kaare Andrews penned by Jake Wade Wall the film stars Sean Astin Currie Graham Ryan Donowho Brando Eaton Jillian Murray Mitch Ryan Solly Duran Lydia Hearst and Claudette Lali. »
While direct-to-dvd horror sequels aren't typically cause for excitement, we must admit that Cabin Fever: Patient Zero is looking to be one worth checking out. If you've missed our coverage of the franchise's third installment thus far, be sure to check out the trailer and a handful of behind the scenes images, which show the gruesome practical effects that will be on display in it.
We've just learned that Rlj/Image Entertainment will be releasing Patient Zero on VOD outlets June 26th, with a theatrical release to follow, on August 1st. Written by Jake Wade Wall and directed by Kaare Andrews, the film stars Sean Astin, Currie Graham and Ryan Donowho, and centers on a group of friends who explore a remote island in the Caribbean, and encounter an abandoned research facility. As you might have guessed, they unleash the flesh-eating virus that has been wreaking havoc since 2002, and things get messy. »
- John Squires
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