A weekend getaway to a cabin in the woods turns deadly for five friends when they become infected with a flesh-eating virus in Eli Roth's debut Horror film. Roth is known for being a true-blooded genre fan, which is evident in the visual and musical references he makes to films like LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, DAWN OF THE DEAD, and others. CABIN FEVER caters to the modern Horror audiences that grew up with the excessive Splatter films from the 80s, dishing up gratuitous amounts of nudity, gore, and gross-outs. It introduces a series of oddball characters, from the off-beat shopkeepers in town and their pancake-loving son to the party-crazed Deputy Winston. Roth brings together an enjoyable cast, but his writing is decidedly weaker than in his next effort, HOSTEL, and there are many spotty moments found in the performances. Despite its flaws, CABIN FEVER strikes an even balance between the dark humor and horror, while also offering clean cinematography and a unique twist on classic genre conventions.
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If you liked CABIN FEVER, check out:
HOSTEL, EVIL DEAD, CABIN FEVER 2.