Cabin Fever

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"You can't run from what's inside."
  • R
  • 2016
  • 3.7  (11,014)
  • 14

Cabin Fever is a 2016 horror movie directed by Travis Zariwny and starring Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario, Samuel Davis, Nadine Crocker, and Dustin Ingram. The movie is a remake of Eli Roth's 2002 film of the same name, with Roth acting as an executive producer. The story centers around a group of five friends who travel to a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway. As they settle in, they discover that the town they passed on the way to the cabin is infected with a flesh-eating virus. One of the friends, Karen (played by Crocker), contracts the virus after interacting with a local, and the group is soon under siege by infected locals.

As the virus spreads among the group, tensions rise and paranoia sets in. They begin to turn on each other, unsure of who is infected and who isn't. With no way to call for help and nowhere to run, the group must rely on their own wits and courage to survive the night.

The movie is a classic horror film in the sense that it relies on suspense, jump scares, and gore to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The remote cabin setting, the infected locals, and the isolation of the group all contribute to the sense of dread and impending doom that permeates throughout the movie.

However, the film also boasts elements of comedy and satire, especially in its depiction of the privileged and clueless group of friends. The characters are exaggerated caricatures of entitled millennials, and their actions and attitudes are often played for laughs.

The performances by the cast vary in quality, with Golightly and Davis standing out as the most compelling characters. Golightly's portrayal of the determined and resourceful protagonist, played by Rider Strong in the original film, is a standout. Davis, on the other hand, shines in his portrayal of the more comedic and hapless member of the group.

The film also features some impressive practical effects, which are used to bring the gruesome virus and its effects to life. The makeup and prosthetics used to depict the infected individuals are particularly impressive, adding to the visceral horror of the film.

While the movie is a faithful remake of the original, it does take some creative liberties to keep things fresh. There are some notable changes to the script and several new scenes added, which help to differentiate it from the original. While some fans of the original may take issue with these changes, they help to make the film more than just a carbon copy of its predecessor.

Overall, Cabin Fever is a solid horror movie that is both suspenseful and entertaining. The film's mix of horror and comedy, along with its over-the-top gore, make for an enjoyable and memorable viewing experience. While it may not be a groundbreaking work of horror, it is an effective and worthy remake of a cult classic.

Cabin Fever is a 2016 horror movie. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.7 and a MetaScore of 14.

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