Cabin Fever 2003 R CC

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A group of kids are trapped in the woods and methodically killed off by a horrifying flesh-eating virus.

Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd
1 hour 33 minutes

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Genres Horror
Director Eli Roth
Starring Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd
Supporting actors James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, Arie Verveen, Robert Harris, Hal Courtney, Matthew Helms, Richard Boone, Tim Parati, Dalton McGuire, Jana Farmer, Dante Walker, Jeff Rendell, Brandon Johnson, Charee Cuthrell, Bill Terrell, Richard Terrell, Jeff Evans
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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The acting is very good, the gore is there and it has some great funny moments.
Gary L. Fox
Unfortunately, there's just nothing fresh about this film and it only makes the horror genre feel all the more stale.
This movie sucked so bad, I'm getting angry just thinking about the fact that I watched it.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Ellington VINE VOICE on October 31, 2007
Format: DVD
Inspired by the recent review of a fellow Ammy friend I decided to take another look at this quote unquote horror movie. `Cabin Fever' is not a scary movie. It's camp. But when you watch it for the funny film that it really is then you can start to appreciate the movie. It's not a spoof either though, and one must realize that. This is not a movie that makes fun of the horror genre ala `Scary Movie' or `Shaun of the Dead' but is one that embellishes unrealistic situations to a point where it comes off funny instead of dreadful. Yes, director Eli Roth inserted moments of purposeful humor (like the much discussed `Pancakes' boy) but the film is really a quote unquote serious attempt at horror with comedic undercurrents that tend to take over.

The plot is nothing new to the world of horror. It's somewhat like `Deliverance' with a skin virus. You have five friends who decide to retreat to a cabin in the woods for some fun and relaxation only to find anything but. Instead they are greeted by some strange residents to the area and then, later on, by a man dying of some flesh eating virus that he in the process of pleading for help passes along to the five friends. As they slowly die alone in the cabin with no one willing to help them they turn on one another as the bleakness of their situation starts to set in. This could have gone the route of the recent `Bug' and become a more psychological film that delved into the insanity of desperation but instead it decided to go a tad (or more than a tad) overboard. The cast of characters, especially those the five friends encounter, are so clichéd and stereotypical it's unbelievable, but that's all in good fun.

The acting is decent, but then again the film really doesn't call for the actors to act.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By skytwo on January 28, 2004
Format: DVD
One of the things that makes Cabin Fever a genuinely fun outing for horror fans is the cast and crew's obvious enthusiasm for what they're doing. Even without viewing the entertaining (if rather short on substance) "Making of" featurette, you can easily tell that the film was a labor of love with a game cast. While the extras don't shed much light on the film's progress from unsellable script to most-hyped horror film of 2003-- which would undoubtedly have made for a fascinating story-- the movie is (almost) enough of a delight to make up for it.
Cabin Fever takes pretty much every convention of "classic" drive-in horror films of the 70's, and manages to make them look new again. Curmudgeons may say that it's nothing more than a Scream-esque parody of horror movie chestnuts, but the approach is really quite different. Instead of self-conscious winks to the audience, the walking cliches of Cabin Fever seem to enjoy playing their roles to the hilt, with performances that are as much tribute as spoof. One of the most entertaining aspects of the film is that the lead characters, each a counterpart of a 70's-horror staple, are almost uniformly unlikable. Instead of counting on us to hope that the smug hipster, the ice queen, and the obnoxious jock manage to escape the killer's clutches, we can finally enjoy seeing them get what we thought they deserved all along. I mean, did anyone REALLY identify with any of those too-good-to-be-true high school superstars?
Cabin Fever won't have you leaving the nightlight on, although it does boast some solid shocks. It might be a bit of a letdown for fans of gore, but for my part I'm thankful that the more intensely violent moments were off-camera. Otherwise it might have been too dificult to watch.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RG69 VINE VOICE on August 26, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
This is being marketed as a director's cut exclusively on Blu-ray. After watching the original dvd and now the Blu-ray there isn't much difference. The unrated aspect is not really any more gore, but an extra second hold on the already existing scenes. There is really nothing there. The extra stuff in the director's cut is mostly extra dialog which does not add or take away from the movie. I was really hoping there would be more insight into some of the questions I had from the first watch such as what was in the box the hillbilly was carrying. This was not answered. Also I wanted to know about the guy in the bunny outfit in the hospital scene. The movie didn't answer the question, but I did find the answer online. It is a homage to the man in the bear suit in the Shining. The bunny man is holding pancakes by Dennis. The Blu-ray does contain an all new commentary by cast and crew. Not worth picking up if you already own the original dvd, but a fun quirky horror movie to grab on Blu-ray for the first time buyer.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By hewhoshouldnotbenamed on April 8, 2004
Format: DVD
The reviewer who described this film as a 'Karaoke performance' was right on the mark. Roth - the director - is merely an imitator, an homage-merchant, and this film's skeletal structure is unashamedly taken directly from films like "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Evil Dead", "The Hills Have Eyes" and, to a lesser extent, "Night Of The Living Dead" and "The Blair Witch Project". And the substance (the meat) of this film is precisely along the surrealistic lines of David Lynch's style of direction - which would explain why also some reviewers may see similarities to the original surrealist film makers, the Italians -- i.e., Bava, Leone, Antonioni, Argento, etc.

However - like Karaoke - this comparison does not make the film fully unentertaining or without its own original qualities and merits. The film is very well done, very well scored, very well choreographed and shot; convincingly gruesome and despairing; and the acting is precisely as it should be - downplayed and reflective of these types of characters, even though NOT ONE is likeable in the least way, and will be the dominant reason you'll wish to stop watching the film. 'Course, concerning the latter, most (not all) horror films produced after the 1960s had leading characters that the audience were not sympathetic to, which makes me think that this aspect of 'Cabin Fever' was also intended by its director.

The only thing that separates this film from the other films it imitates is its antogonist: a flesh-eating disease.
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