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
Early attempts to sell the script were unsuccessful because studios felt that the horror genre had become unprofitable. In 1996, Scream (1996) was released to great success, leading studios to once again become interested in horror properties. Eli Roth still could not sell his script, as studios told him that it should be more like Scream (1996). Many potential financiers also found the film's content to be unsettling, including not only the gore but also the use of the word "nigger" early in the film. See more »
When Marcy starts having sex with Paul, despite the fact that she throws him down on the bed from an upright position, when she falls on him there is a bed-sheet covering her ass. It's obvious that the sheet has somehow been stuck to her body, as it would have fallen off otherwise. (See trivia.) 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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