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Cabin Fever (2002)

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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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An offbeat horror tale about a group of five college friends on vacation at a remote mountain cabin when one contracts a flesh-eating virus. As it spreads among the friends, their true feelings and personalities emerge as they struggle to survive the virus and each other. Written by <samfroz@aol.com>

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Terror... In the flesh. 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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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$219,056 (Australia) (5 December 2003)
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As the film progresses the light levels become increasingly darker. This is partially by design and partially due to circumstance. In some scenes the film's color correction and underexposure is deliberately darkened. But when Joey Kern was injured on-set it caused many on-the-fly changes to the shooting schedule. As a result, many of the scenes that take place inside the cabin on the last day, such as Cerina Vincent's leg-shaving and sex scenes with Rider Strong were actually filmed in the middle of the night. The light from the windows is all artificial, which makes it dimmer than genuine sunlight and hence makes the scene darker. See more »

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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 »

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The Hermit: Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Unn? C'mon, boy. Hey. Hey. Hey, fella.
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Cabin Fever, sadly no Hostel
25 February 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie rides a too little story, and to depreciate it, is the awful acting, one girl in a black bikini, sun baking on a lazy boy in an plague infested river, she might as well been a corpse. The hillbilly music at the end credits was another minus. Five college friends head off to the woods, where a flesh eating virus, found in the polluted river, turns our fun seekers, into flesh rotting corpses. As to keep the movie running at adequate running time, which seems almost to last forever, first they show small symptoms like fevers, coughs whatever, until the slow and ugly disintegration takes effect where they form into grotesque states of being, one by one, where it's kill or be killed. Two knowing their fate have one last sexual encounter in a barn, where the first victim was kept in a quarantine by the others. So really there's your movie, it's gore, and make up effects, great, but this isn't enough to sustain it from being a good quality horror film, to Roth's following, brilliant shocker, Hostel, which is still one of the most scariest horrors I've seen in I don't know when. The mains, most of them unknowns, excluding one who's star shone bigger, gave such incredulously bad performances, I was in a state of utter disbelief. It's like they weren't ever trying to act, where you think a Christian name like Rider could make you a big star. One plus if you can call it that, was the psychopathic hillbilly locals, who added some air of menace to this insubstantial debut. Fortunately Roth went onto a better class of stuff, superior to this backwoods drivel.


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