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Cabin Fever (2016)

R | | Horror | 13 May 2016 (Ireland)
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While visiting their getaway cabin, five friends succumb to a flesh-eating disease.


Travis Zariwny (as Travis Z)


Randy Pearlstein (script), Eli Roth (original screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gage Golightly ... Karen
Matthew Daddario ... Jeff
Samuel Davis ... Paul
Nadine Crocker ... Marcy
Dustin Ingram ... Bert
Randy Schulman ... Henry
George Griffith ... Cadwell
Tim Zajaros ... Connor / Grim (as Timothy G. Zajaros)
Aaron Trainor ... Tommy
Louise Linton ... Deputy Winston
Laura Kenny Laura Kenny ... Hog Lady
Derrick R. Means Derrick R. Means ... Dennis (as Derrick Means)
Jason Rouse ... Fenster
Benton Morris Benton Morris ... Baily
Dawson Doupé ... Guitar Man


While visiting their getaway cabin, five friends succumb to a flesh-eating disease.

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You can't run from what's inside.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, language, sexuality, nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 May 2016 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabin Fever: Reboot See more »

Filming Locations:

Oregon, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is loaded with homages to other horror films: The Omen (1976), Cujo (1983), Friday the 13th (1980), The Shining (1980) (boy as a bunny & the theme), The Evil Dead (1981), The Devil's Rejects (2005), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). See more »


At around 48 minutes, when Marcy tries to shoot the dog, you can see a crew member who picks him up at the left side of the little appliance room. See more »


Karen: When you've known someone a long time, you just want to kiss them just to see if they're a good kisser. There's nothing wrong with that, right?
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The police can be seen collecting the bodies during the credits. See more »


Remake of Cabin Fever (2002) See more »

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One of the Most Pointless Remakes You'll Ever See
18 February 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Cabin Fever (2016)

1/2 (out of 4)

Five friends go out into the woods for a fun week but soon a flesh eating virus begins to take them over.

This is a remake of the 2002 Eli Roth film that put that director on the map and helped bring in some "frat boy" type of horror movies. Roth was involved in this one and had spent several months really pushing for people to give this film a chance but the end result is without question one of the biggest disasters in recent horror history. I've seen worse film but I've never seen such a pointless remake in my life. I'm a huge defender of remakes because quite often they're at least more original than sequels, which usually just copy the first movie. That's certainly not the case here because what we basically have is a scene-for-scene remake.

For the life of me I can't understand what Roth and company were trying to do with this film. At least the original film had two sequels that at least tried to be different or do something slightly original. When I say this is a scene-for-scene remake I'm not kidding. It really does seem like the original screenplay was used here with only a few things brought more up=to-date. This includes an assault rifle being used, stuff like the internet mentioned and the Deputy character is now a woman. Everything else is exactly like the original movie so what was the point? If you've seen the original then you're just going to be bored by what you see here.

The kills are slightly different but they're certainly not great enough to save the picture. The cast really isn't any better here. The direction isn't any better. As for the screenplay, as I said, it's pretty much just the original with a few alterations. Even worse is the fact that the film runs the same length, which just goes to show how alike they are. CABIN FEVER, the 2016 version, is one of the most unoriginal movies I've ever seen and it's just shocking that Roth would sign off for this type of remake. His rumor was taken out but the darker elements add up to nothing. I will avoid giving the film a BOMB rating since it's at least professionally made. Still, what on Earth were they smoking?

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