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Cabin Fever -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Eli Roth (written by) and
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Release Date:
12 September 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Unsichtbar. Lautlos. Tödlich. (Invisible. Silent. Deadly.) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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An unfairly criticised debut; it really is not that bad See more (759 total) »

Cast

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Rider Strong ... Paul

Jordan Ladd ... Karen

James DeBello ... Bert

Cerina Vincent ... Marcy

Joey Kern ... Jeff

Arie Verveen ... Henry (The Hermit)

Robert Harris ... Old Man Cadwell
Hal Courtney ... Tommy
Matthew Helms ... Dennis
Richard Boone ... Fenster

Tim Parati ... Andy
Dalton McGuire ... Lemonade Boy
Jana Farmer ... Lemonade Girl

Dante Walker ... Shemp
Jeff Rendell ... Fake Shemp
Brandon Johnson ... Ray Shawn
Charee Cuthrell ... Cadwell's Crush (as Cherie Rodgers)
Bill Terrell ... Happy Wednesday Band
Richard Terrell ... Happy Wednesday Band
Jeff Evans ... Happy Wednesday Band
Mike Hill ... Happy Wednesday Band
J.K. Godbold ... Happy Wednesday Band

Giuseppe Andrews ... Deputy Winston

Richard Fullerton ... The Sheriff
Phil Fox ... Evil Deputy
Gabriel Roth ... Shooter #1
Donald Lee Hall Jr. ... Shooter #2
Jeremy A. Metcalf ... Shooter #3

Christine Renee Ward ... The Hog Lady (as Christy Ward)

Michael Harding ... Shotgun Casey
Julie Childress ... Beautiful Wife

Eli Roth ... Justin / Grim (as David Kaufbird)
Rock ... Dr. Mambo

Noah Belson ... Guitar Man
Doug McDermott ... Harmonica Man
Matt Cappiello ... Troubadour
Jessica Masserman ... Winston's Date
Paige Hunter ... Underage Girl
Gino Vincent ... Cerina's Brother

Shiloh Strong ... Rider's Brother

Darcy Martin ... Shiloh's Girlfriend (as Darcy Jo Martin)
Jay Aaseng ... Sir Chug-a-Lot
Matt Schwarz ... The Bad Influence (as Matthew Schwarz)
Jessica Elder ... Cat Hat Girl (as Jessica Shortkoff)
Mark Morse ... Shocked Guy
Heather Simmons ... Shocked Girl

Dean Masserman ... Mr. Mom / The Victim
Sam Froelich ... Doctor #1
Tom Terrell ... Doctor #2
Anonymous ... The Bunny Man (as We will never tell)
Evan Astrowsky ... Helpless Bystander
Mark Schwarz ... Hospital Attendant
Shana Schwarz ... Hospital Hottie

Joe Adams ... Killer

Adam J. Roth ... The Happy Bald Guy (as Adam Roth)
Jeffrey D. Hoffman ... The Victim (as Jeff Hoffman)
John Neff ... The Victim
Nancy Neff ... The Victim
Michael Reardon ... The Victim
Glenn Weisberger ... The Victim
Roy T. Wood ... The Victim (as Roy Wood)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Matson ... Evil Deputy #2 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Eli Roth 
 
Writing credits
Eli Roth (written by) and
Randy Pearlstein (written by)

Eli Roth (story)

Produced by
Evan Astrowsky .... producer
Sam Froelich .... producer
Jeffrey D. Hoffman .... co-executive producer
Susan Jackson .... executive producer
Lauren Moews .... producer
Eli Roth .... producer
 
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti 
Nathan Barr 
 
Cinematography by
Scott Kevan 
 
Film Editing by
Ryan Folsey 
 
Casting by
Joe Adams 
Mitzi Corrigan 
Ayo Davis 
Paige Johnson 
Lisa Marks 
 
Production Design by
Franco-Giacomo Carbone 
 
Costume Design by
Paloma Soledad 
 
Makeup Department
Jessica Elder .... makeup artist
Joan Shay .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Claudia Carey .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Max Berryhill .... first assistant director: second unit (as M.C. 'Max' Berryhill)
Max Berryhill .... second assistant director (as M.C. 'Max' Berryhill)
Susan DeWeese .... first assistant director
Susan McGuire .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tommy Estridge .... assistant property master
William S. Lake .... carpenter (as Bill Lake)
Richard A. Mazzochi .... property master
Charles B. Walker .... assistant set dresser
 
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... sound editor
Bruce Barris .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Best .... supervising sound editor
Jeffree Bloomer .... sound mixer
Lance Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy A. Carpenter .... foley mixer
Timothy A. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
William Cawley .... sound effects editor
Brion Condon .... boom operator: Los Angeles
David P. Earle .... sound effects editor
Frederick Howard .... foley supervisor
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Marc Meyer .... sound effects editor
Shelley Roden .... foley artist (as Shelley Smith)
Scott Solan .... boom operator
Joseph Tsai .... sound effects editor
Steve Weiss .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Aaron Wilcox .... facilities management
Aaron Wilcox .... re-recording projectionist
J. Aloysius Flanagan III .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects supervisor
Chiz Hasegawa .... coordinator: KNB EFX Group
Garrett Immel .... key special makeup effects artist and set supervisor
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects supervisor
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects supervisor (as Gregory Nicotero)
Scott Patton .... sculptor
Alan Tuskes .... special makeup effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Steven Emmert .... optical compositor: THDX
Scott Grossman .... poster design
Scott Grossman .... title design
Erick Schiele .... poster design
Erick Schiele .... title design
Jan S. Owen .... visual effects producer: Pacific Title (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Copeman .... stunt coordinator
Dino Muccio .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robin Acutt .... gaffer
Casey Alicino .... key grip
Raymond Benthall .... set electrician
Nathan Crum .... camera loader
Julie Donovan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Bryan G. Haigh .... second assistant camera
C. David Jones .... grip
Eric Leach .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Lowrance .... electrician
Dominic Mainl .... first assistant camera
Jeff Miller .... best boy grip
Gannon Murphy .... gaffer
Benjamin Root .... jib operator
Derek E. Tindall .... best boy electric
David Troutman .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Jordan Beswick .... additional casting
Mitzi Corrigan .... casting: North Carolina
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Juli Trotter .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jennie Blackwood .... post-production coordinator
Erica Mireles Folsey .... assistant editor (as Erica Acevedo)
Harry Muller .... color timer
Kelly Reese .... telecine colorist: high definition
Chris Regan .... color timer
 
Music Department
Michael Farrow .... music scoring mixer
Christine H. Luethje .... music editor
Brian Richards .... music editor
Mark Skillingberg .... assistant music editor
 
Transportation Department
Paul Feddersen .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles
D.J. Hall .... transportation co-captain
Hugo Ocana .... driver
Colleen Rea .... driver: Los Angeles
Lew Strong .... driver
 
Other crew
Jennie Blackwood .... assistant accountant
Peter Block .... acquisitions executive
Barry L. Caldwell .... script supervisor
Sam Childs .... production accountant
Crystal Connell .... craft service
Andrew Daniel .... production assistant
Chantelle Grady .... production secretary
Michael Hayworth .... production assistant
David Roberson .... publicity consultant
Pascual Romero .... promotional consultant
Gabriel Roth .... documentarian
Barbara Rushworth .... assistant to producer
Lindsay Vivian .... production assistant
Mark Garbett .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Angelo Badalamenti .... very special thanks
Peter Belsito .... special thanks: consultant
George Folsey Jr. .... very special thanks
Michael Hassan .... very special thanks
Rich Hassan .... very special thanks
David Lynch .... very special thanks
Lisa Marks .... the producers wish to thank
Jenny McShane .... thanks
Michael Rosenbaum .... special thanks
Andy Sawyer .... very special thanks
Darren Thomas .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and gore, sexuality, language and brief drug use
Runtime:
93 min | 98 min (unrated director's cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lions Gate Films bought the movie for an undisclosed sum in the "high seven figures", with an eight-figure commitment to prints and advertising. It's the most money Lions Gate has ever spent acquiring a motion picture.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The water supply in the cabin was connected directly to the reservoir. Water from reservoirs cannot be used for domestic purposes without a large treatment plant to remove minerals, kill bacteria and perform general filtering. Using a reservoir as a water supply for a remote cabin is highly improbable.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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Soundtrack:
Ice Cream ManSee more »

FAQ

What was Paul doing with the listerine?
How does each person get infected?
What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut?
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32 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
An unfairly criticised debut; it really is not that bad, 16 February 2008
Author: LoneWolfAndCub from Australia

Eli Roth's debut, Cabin Fever, seems to be hated by the majority on IMDb and many other critics. I, however, found this to be a rather enjoyable little film that just falls short of being great. To sum up this movie: take a bit of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a bit of The Evil Dead, a couple of elements from The Thing and Last House on the Left and you have Cabin Fever. A horror movie about five teenagers going to holiday in a cabin in the woods after college where the nearest town is filled with hicks and everything is slowly getting infected by an unknown virus which starts to turn everyone against each other. Roth blends horror with a small amount of comedy which suits this type of movie.

The five teens are a mixed bunch (the dumb guy, the horny couple and the innocent couple). Most of them swear, drink, have wild sex and smoke drugs and because of this may seem annoying and clichéd, on the contrary, Roth has captured the attitude of what teenagers were (and still are) like. We do all that they do (well, not so much drugs..) and to me that makes them more realistic. The locals aren't so realistic and seem to be their for comic relief and body count (which isn't a bad thing). There is plenty of gore and plenty of scenes to make you squirm in disgust.

The reason I don't give this a really high score is because the pacing seemed jumbled to me. For me, the running time was really short and there were not enough scares throughout. This movie had potential to be more than the final product but I respect what Roth has done and considering it was his first movie it is remarkably good and for that I give it:

8/10

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