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Cabin Fever (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  12 September 2003 (USA)
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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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Henry (The Hermit)
Hal Courtney ...
Matthew Helms ...
Richard Boone ...
Dalton McGuire ...
Jana Farmer ...
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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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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cabana do Medo  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$219,056 (Australia) (5 December 2003)

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| (unrated director's cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The letters of "Cabin Fever" can be rearranged to spell "Cerina V Feb". Star Cerina Vincent's birthday is in February. See more »


When Marcy gives her pessimistic "Like Being on a Plane" speech, the door frame and the wall hanging behind her cast strong shadows. Moments later, when she begins having sex with Paul, not only are the shadows much lighter, they are also cast in the opposite direction. See more »


[first lines]
The Hermit: Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Unn? C'mon, boy. Hey. Hey. Hey, fella.
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Crazy Credits

Gino Vincent ... Cerina's Brother See more »


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Written by Jesse Hess
Performed by Noah's Rock Stars
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Best movie of T.I.F.F.? I say yes!
19 July 2003 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Toronto International Film Festival (sept 02), and i was thoroughly impressed - of the 42 movies i saw, this was the best (even better than Bubba Ho-Tep, and i am a HUGE Bruce Campell fan). If you like movies like the Evil Dead trilogy, Last House on the Left, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you will love this movie. The acting is surprisingly good for a bunch of nobodies, the story is very well developed (even a few really funny jokes, always good in horror), and the gore is INCREDIBLE! For those of you that miss the extreme gore of the 70s and early 80s, you will not want to miss this film. If you like absurd, black humor, you might also enjoy it a lot. And if you want a change from the standard slasher in the woods as the villain, definitely check this out. I'm predicting this will be the best horror movie of the year.

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