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I Wanted To Hate This Film, But I Didn't
on February 11, 2004
At the recommendation of a fellow horror fan I decided to watch "Cabin Fever". I had decided ahead of time it was going to be an awful film. When it started out , the first thing that came to mind was that it is a rip-off of "Pumpkinhead".
I was wrong, even though it does 'steal' scenes (the director states he is paying 'homage' to classic horror films) it is an original idea of sorts.
There is no monster or crazed serial killer in the film. What happens is, the kids are stranded in a cabin, and contract a flesh eating virus. They turn on each other.
Up to the end it was pretty predictable. However the ending saved the day. It had such a funny twisted ending. It will take you by suprise.
I recommend that you watch the 'making of featurette' before watching the film, it will clue you in on a few things, and will help you to appreciate the work the director and actors put into this film. It isn't a life altering movie, but it is pretty fun for what it is.