When a group of friends enjoying a bachelor cruise in the Caribbean stumble upon a research facility on a remote island, a deadly virus is unleashed. The group must find a way to survive before the flesh eating virus consumes them all.
An offbeat horror tale about a group of five college friends on vacation at a remote mountain cabin when one contracts a flesh-eating virus. As it spreads among the friends, their true feelings and personalities emerge as they struggle to survive the virus and each other. Written by
Director of Photography Scott Kevan is visible in the rearview mirror in the truck when the kids are driving to the cabin. Director Eli Roth noticed this in the editing room, and kept it in so Scott would be in the movie because he has appeared in all his movies that he had shot. See more »
In the quick dog's-eye-view shot of the mad dog attacking Marcy, Marcy is wearing both her sandals, however, this is followed by a blurry wide-shot of the dog savaging Marcy, with one of her sandals in the foreground, many feet away from Marcy. See more »
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Better than the average horror movie. Not that this says much.
Mostly formulaic in terms of progression, the main villain is reasonably original. Plus, the side-plots make it a bit more interesting than most.
Ending is reasonably different too.
This all said, it is predictable enough that you feel you've seen it several times before.
The most perplexing thing is how is Eli Roth regarded by some as some kind of horror genius and get to be endorsed by Quentin Tarantino, no less. Cabin Fever is regarded as Roth's best work and, having seen his other stuff, eg Hostel, I agree with this. Yet this is hardly a masterpiece. Odd.
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