CABIN FEVER is a gross horror flick about several college students who rent a cabin in the woods for a wild weekend. What they don’t know is that a flesh-eating virus from polluted water has infected the area. An infected hermit attacks them and one of the students starts showing signs of the infection. After much arguing, they isolate her, but dissension continues among the group when all their efforts to get help fail. Their situation gets increasingly desperate until the movie’s violent, gruesome, distasteful finish.
CABIN FEVER is a thoroughly unappetizing horror movie. It doesn’t even have any of the wit and humor of the old NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD movies, which it most closely resembles. Even fans of the horror genre may find this movie unappealing. One can only hope. Furthermore, the movie takes a Romantic, pro-environmentalist, over-the-top approach to its material. Human society completely pollutes nature, it suggests, and there may only be hope when all the people are dead. Of course, the real pollution is the mental and spiritual pollution that comes from watching this story play out. The best part is the end, when it comes to a stop.
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SUMMARY: CABIN FEVER is a gross horror flick about several college students who run into a devastating flesh-eating virus when they rent a cabin in the woods for a wild weekend. CABIN FEVER is a gross, thoroughly unappetizing horror movie containing a strong Romantic worldview, a pro-environmentalist message, constant foul language, an explicit sex scene, and drug references.
(RoRoRo, EEE, PCPC, AbAb, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, AA, DD, MM) Very strong Romantic worldview with a very strong environmentalist message and politically correct stereotypes of rural people who speak with Southern accents, and young man’s Good Samaritan attempts fail; about 137 mostly strong obscenities, eight strong profanities, 10 light profanities, racial epithet used twice (once as a joke), and people vomit blood several times; extremely strong violence and gore includes gross human and animal corpses with bones showing through bleeding skin, point blank shootings, skin tears off people, and vicious dog attacks; depicted fornication; upper male and female nudity; alcohol use and drunkenness; smoking and marijuana use; and, young police officer parties on the job, sleazy college students, and selfishness.