A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

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The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Terror... In the flesh. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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12 September 2003 (USA)  »

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A Cabana do Medo  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$8,633,585 (USA) (12 September 2003)

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$21,156,247 (USA) (28 November 2003)
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Was ranked #1 "Most Gruesome Movie Disease of All Time" by Total Film Magazine in February, 2013. See more »

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When Bert is being chased in the woods he puts his blood on a tree as a diversion; however, there is already blood on the tree which is probably from a previous take. See more »

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[first lines]
The Hermit: Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Unn? C'mon, boy. Hey. Hey. Hey, fella.
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The main menu options on the DVD are written on Cerina Vincent's leg. The main menu starts out with her leg covered in shaving cream, and as she shaves it off, the menu options are sequentially revealed underneath. See more »

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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Swing Low
Performed by Happy Wednesday
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Very Gore With Potential of Cult-Movie
10 July 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The college friends Paul (Rider Strong), Karen (Jordan Ladd), Bert (James DeBello), Marcy (Cerina Vincent) and Jeff (Joey Kern) rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell.

"Cabin Fever" is a collection of clichés and parts of horror movies ("Evil Dead", "Outbreak", "The Night of the Living Dead" – the remake, "Braindead" etc.) that works very well. There is lots of gore, impressive special effects and this movie has potential to become cult. In the cover of the Brazilian DVD, there is a reference to Peter Jackson, who seems to have liked this movie too. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Cabana do Inferno" ("Cabin of the Hell")

Note: on 27 March 2015, I saw this movie again.


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