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.
A large family is going to the mountain for their christmas vacation, in a rented cabin. Problems occur on Christmas Eve when the father gets drunk and his alcohol problem comes to show. We... See full summary »
Mona J. Hoel
A group of friends think they're going to the perfect spot for a bachelor party; a secluded private island. They quickly learn the island is not as private as they thought. The island is home to a lab thought to be empty, but in actuality a deadly, extremely fast acting, flesh eating virus has just escaped containment. Now everyone on the island has to fight not only to survive the outbreak, but also to survive each other. Written by
'CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO': Three Stars (Out of Five)
Prequel to the first two 'CABIN FEVER' films, revolving around how the gruesome virus originally broke out. It was directed by Kaare Andrews (who previously helmed the 2010 horror flick 'ALTITUDE' and a segment of the 2012 anthology thriller 'THE ABCS OF DEATH') and written by Jake Wade Wall. The movie stars Sean Astin, Mitch Ryan, Jillian Murray, Brando Eaton, Ryan Donowho, Claudette Lali and Currie Graham. It delivers the same over-the-top gore and claustrophobic suspense, as the first two films, but not nearly as much of the dark and witty humor; that made the original movie such a cult classic.
Astin plays Porter; the sole survivor of a deadly flesh eating virus, which kills all the other residents on a remote island. A scientist named Dr. Edwards (Graham) captures Porter and keeps him in a lab, while his research team tries to create a vaccine. After months of being held captive Porter becomes obsessed with breaking out. He causes a lockdown, by spreading the virus to others in the lab. At the same time four friends, celebrating a bachelor party, arrive at the island on a boat.
Eli Roth's original film is a horror movie classic! Ti West's sequel did a pretty good job of continuing the franchise in possibly an even grosser and more disgusting way. This prequel has plenty of grotesque gore, and is somewhat scary, but it lacks the clever wit and nasty thrills that made the first two movies much more memorable (especially Roth's original). Astin is good in this installment and the directing is decent but it's definitely no cult classic.
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