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.
The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brainless horror, for the most undemanding audiences only
A group of beer-guzzling College drop-outs rent a cabin in the middle of a Forrest, but their fun's about to end when a flesh-eating virus begins spreading among them. I put-off watching this for a while because it didn't look promising, but let me tell you, this film is so damn stupid that when it was all over I just found myself starring at the screen in awe. How could this have been made?
Problems start with the script, which is brainless in the most extreme meaning of the word. The characters are so stupid, their actions so dumb, cliché's are plentiful, and the hillbilly ending what was that? How Eli Roth managed to get the film made is truly beyond me.
Acting ranges from just plain good (Strong and Ladd stood out) to overdone (DeBello) to just plain bad (Andrews). Everyone involved must have wanted money really, really desperately. Hopefully they have all since fired their agents.
The music was also annoying and out of place. A moodier, more atmospheric score maybe would have made the film at least a little effective, but the score the makers decided to use instead consist mostly of annoying pop songs.
If there are any real merits here are the gore effects, from the always reliable KNB effects group, who have done a bang-up job here (the laughable Deer scene not withstanding). There's virtually no CG effects here, thankfully, and the old-school effects were the only thing that had me watching in the end.
"Cabin Fever" is a stupid, ridiculous horror movie that never takes itself serious enough. It had the potential to be a cult classic but fail miserably in the end.
Oh, and is anyone getting tired of gun-slinging in-bred hillbillies in these types of flicks?
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