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Cabin Fever (2002)

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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Dalton McGuire ...
Lemonade Boy
Jana Farmer ...
Lemonade Girl
Dante Walker ...
Jeff Rendell ...
Fake Shemp
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Storyline

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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Cabin Fever... catch it. See more »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,633,585, 14 September 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,158,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,553,394
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Randy Pearlstein, who receives a co-writing credit, was roommates with Eli Roth in film school. Roth had already written a rough draft of the script and enlisted Pearlstein's help in fleshing out the script into feature length. Pearlstein was not present during the filming and did no further rewrites of the script. See more »

Goofs

After washing her face in the washbasin, Marcy turns around to examine her back in the mirror, while clutching a hand towel. As she does so, the shot switches to a close-up. There is much more of the towel fanning out above her hands before the close-up than after. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Hermit: Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Unn? C'mon, boy. Hey. Hey. Hey, fella.
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Wait For The Rain
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So-So
13 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Cabin Fever offers some intense and scary moments but its really just the same except not very memorable. As a last hurrah after college, friends Jeff, Karen, Paul, Marcy and Bert embark on a vacation deep into the mountains. They drive to a remote cabin to enjoy their last days of decadence before entering the working world. Then their friend Karen gets sick and to avoid catching her virus they lock her in a shed. They look at one another and realize that any one of them could also have it. What soon began as a struggle against the disease turns into a battle against friends, as the fear of contagion drives them to turn on each other. The kids confront the terror of having to kill anyone who comes near them, even if it's their closest friend. The plot sure does sound scary and they did a decent job of executing it. I had heard that this film was really scary and I guess I did have high expectations. I should have lowered them as this was a slightly above average horror flick and nothing more. The story was decent with some clever twists and then it also had some old, annoying clichés. The acting was alright with the best being Rider Strong. His performance was nothing special but he stood out from everyone else. The rest of the kids are played by Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Joey Kern and Cerina Vincent. They all play their roles well but don't really have a big impact on the viewer, which is okay since this is just a teenage horror flick. Eli Roth did an okay job of directing but he isn't that great at building suspense. I thought the film got really stupid at times like the kid who liked pancakes. I guess the director was making a reference to some film but it wasn't really needed. There were a lot of plot holes as well like who was the pancake kid? The film is pretty gory not over the top but enough to satisfy people. Cabin Fever pays homage to older horror classics which is nice but I didn't really think that helped the quality of the picture. In the end, this is a decent horror flick that's worth checking out. Rating 6/10


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