Monday, July 12, 2010

Cabin Fever 2 (2009)

CABIN FEVER 2 first broke Horror news with a number of controversies prior to the film's release. Ti West, director of the cult favorite HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, disassociated himself with the project, citing numerous difficulties in the production process. Anyone that has seen the final product can understand why, but this straight-to-video sequel isn't the complete disaster it has been made out to be. Students at the local high school are in for a big surprise when the flesh-eating virus from the previous film finds its way into the prom care of a case of infected spring water. Though the teen-edgy script is wholly idiotic, it is equally entertaining with its low-brow humor and gooey gross-outs. Even the stock characters and empty plotting are outweighed by the exploding bodies, projectile vomit, bloody water sports, and countless other repulsive gags. Following Roth's lead, Ti West also includes a number of references to genre classics, most noticeably in the reprisal of the PROM NIGHT theme on the dance floor. Despite its harsh criticism, CABIN FEVER 2 is a surprisingly enjoyable if not utterly stupid shocker.

Rating: 6/10.
Entertainment: 7/10.
Gore: 7/10.
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If you liked CABIN FEVER 2, check out:
DANCE OF THE DEAD, BOY EATS GIRL, THE ROOST.



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7 comments:

  1. I certainly wasn't the biggest fan of this one, but I heard a lot of great things about it before hand. Your score is a reasonable one, though, especially coming from different expectations.

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  2. Barely made it through this one,definitely a letdwon to me

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  3. Your low rating is too high for that 'so bad it's good' but too low to really be that good. Purgatory. Which means I'll eventually watch it one late night when it plays on USA or SyFy.

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  4. Terrible movie that's almost salvaged by a gruesomely funny first 40 minutes or so. Then it just seems to flush itself down the toilet from there. I'd of been pissed if I had bought this one.

    My girlfriend liked it, though, which should have clued me in as we rarely like the same movies. The first movie, while not a favorite, was far more nasty and disgusting than this one. Most of the gore consisted of people puking up blood and other fluids.

    This was one of the few horror movies I had high expectations for, even after reading some of the negativity surrounding it. No wonder it took so long to come out. A sad, missed opportunity. If I were grading it, I'd give it a 5 out of 10.

    Your review is better than the movie, Carl!

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  5. It may be due to my expectations of the film going in, which were in the gutter covered in shit. I heard nothing but terrible reviews, but I actually had a total blast watching this one with my brain off and just enjoying the splatter. Theres no question that the gore here is much more comical and over the top than Roth's film. I thought West actually shot the film very well, though its probably next to impossible to tell where the re-shoots are cut in to the film. A solid "D" may be a little generous, but as terrible as it is, Ive definitely seen a lot worse =D

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  6. I enjoyed the hell out of Cabin Fever 2. All the drama with Ti West certainly had me concerned going in, but I was pleasantly surprised. This movie has so much attitude...the only part the truly sucked (to me at least) was the end, which was obviously tacked on and not directed by West.

    I liked the teenagey parts of it. I thought it was the best part! I guess I'm just crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Some of the stuff was too cliched for me, but Ill admit I cracked up at all the right moments too Becks! Yay teen drama!

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