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Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

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A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.

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... Paul
... John
... Cassie
Rusty Kelley ... Alex
... Marc
... Deputy Winston
... Herman
... Principal Sinclair
... Toby
... Bill the Water Truck Driver
... Frederica
... Rick
... Ms. Hawker
... Darryl
Alexander Isaiah Thomas ... Dane
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A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.

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This time it's spreading

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, disturbing gross content, sexuality/nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The instrumental song "Tonight It's Prom Night, All Night" can be heard playing at the prom. The song was originally written for Prom Night (1980), another horror movie taking place at a prom. See more »

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In the original Cabin Fever, the water company was named Down Home Spring Water. In this film, the name has been shortened to Down Home Water. See more »

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Alex: [to John while dying] Have you seen my dick?
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After the end credits there's a brief scene where Darryl and Dane (D&D) are watching a movie (possibly 'Bride of the Cannibals 2'). See more »


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Written by Lou Gorra, Danny Gollin, Stu Gollin
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Revolting, Not satisfying even if you were a fan of #1
5 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

I've come to the conclusion that I may have judged Eli Roth's "Cabin Fever" unjustly because now that I think back to it, that movie HAD to be a horror comedy. I should really re-watch that film and re-rate it. The same can't be said about the sequel, "Cabin Fever 2" because it contains none of the laughs of the first film and is in fact, downright terrible. This time around, the flesh-eating disease has made its way into the water bottle plant of the town near the climax of the first film. We meet our main character John (Noah Segan) who is hard at work trying to convince his crush Cassie (Alexi Wasser) to go out with him. Meanwhile his buddy is trying to hook up with a classmate of his that is rumored to moonlight as a stripper, there are bullies trying to ruin everyone's day, unresolved romances, people freaking out about this flesh eating disease... and the prom is tomorrow! For long periods of time, the film is quite dull and when characters do start dying from the flesh-eating disease, most of it is painfully bad to watch. The film is unnecessarily disgusting, with several shots that will make even hardcore horror fans that can stomach tons of gore want to look away. The plot is very thin and the film feels padded with some very bad and cheap-looking animation at the front and back end of the movie to give us an introduction and epilogue. I can't stress enough how awful these animated segments are. They look like first-year student films finished in a hurry. Maybe the idea was to get the audience ready for a really really bad movie, or to lower their expectations so much that they would think this trash was kind of fun, but it certainly didn't work for me. The problems with the film begin way before this visual atrocity. It begins with the very concept of the film. Cabin fever 2? Really? You can tell that the original film really didn't lend itself well to a franchise because the ending had to be tweaked a lot to lead into this one, as if the audience wouldn't notice. I groaned at some of the other attempts to tie the two movies together, like an appearance of the man in the rabbit costume, which served little purpose in the previous movie and none in this one.

The blood and gore effects range from convincing (and pretty stomach-churning) to cartoonish and idiotic, particularly during the prom when people start to drop dead. Some of the gross-out humor is very bad and overall, the dialog given to the mediocre actors is equally mediocre at best. The characters range from mildly interesting to the same old movie stereotypes we have seen countless times (why yes, there is a generic high school bully who is for unexplained reasons dating the love interest in this movie). The protagonists are OK but there are way too many of them going off in their own direction and that means that 3/4 into the movie several stories end and the movie comes to a close... only for it to start up again in order to tie up a bunch of loose ends no one wanted to see. The film feels mean spirited and is downright cruel to its characters (particularly the female ones), so it's not much fun to watch.

Overall I really didn't have a good time at all with the film. The only amusement I got was fantasizing about the idea that if you re-cut this, you could probably make an over-the-top P.S.A. about the dangers of pre-marital sex. With some massive re-writing you could have made this into a fun, gory and dark comedy warning teens of the dangers of pre-marital sex and it would be so over-the-top that it would make "Reefer Madness" look like "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room". As is, "Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever" is an unpleasant movie experience with no redeeming qualities except for the occasional good gore effects. (Dvd, September 14, 2012)


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