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.
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
Was ranked #1 "Most Gruesome Movie Disease of All Time" by Total Film Magazine in February, 2013. See more »
When Marcy is washing her face in the bathroom, and turns around to see the red marks on her back in the mirror, the shadow of the boom mic is visible just over her shoulder (in the mirror). See more »
Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Unn? C'mon, boy. Hey. Hey. Hey, fella.
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I don't know if Roth was leaning more toward horror or more toward humor. In the end it doesn't matter, because Cabin Fever botches both elements.
I'ts obvious that he has incorporated many movie plots and scenarios into his (Evil Dead, Texas Chainsaw, Friday 13th, Pulp Fiction, etc.) which ultimately robs the movie of any individual voice that it would need to succeed. It's alright to pay homage to some of the greats, but one also needs to stand on his/her own without COPYING VERBATIM its predecessors. But mostly, when it comes down to it, the predecessors were thousands of times better, in terms of execution, style and story, than this wannabe.
Summation: Embarrassing 'humor', been-there-done-that feeling, no suspense, many head scratching Huh?! moments, an absolute poor attempt at film-making.
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