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Story

A sneaky and surprisingly smart horror flick, Cabin Fever sets up all the cliches of its particular subgenre (what might be called the "sexy young people go into the woods" horror movie, featuring hostile redneck locals, dead animals on hooks, cars that suddenly stop running, etc.) and by the end has played a clever twist on every standard element, often to darkly comic effect. What's the plot? Well, five sexy young people (Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, Joey Kern, Cerina Vincent, and James DeBello) go to an isolated cabin where they contract a nasty bacteria that eats their flesh; this, combined with a bad-tempered dog and a party-loving police deputy (Giuseppe Andrews, giving a particularly funny performance), leads everyone into confusion and bloody chaos. Some of the ironic twists are a little obvious, but most of them effectively subvert your expectations to entertaining effect. --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Making Of
  • 4 Audio Commentary Tracks
  • Director's Shorts: The Rotten Fruit
  • Music Only Track
  • Pancakes!

Cast

Rider StrongPaul
Jordan LaddKaren
James DeBelloBert
Cerina VincentMarcy
Joey KernJeff
Arie VerveenHenry
Robert HarrisOld Man Cadwell
Eli RothJustin/Grim

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Theme(s): Horror
  • Director: Eli Roth
  • Producer: Lions Gate
  • Length: 92 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 12, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 20, 2004
    EuropeMar 15, 2004
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