Cabin Fever Movie Description
Eli Roth makes an auspicious debut with
CABIN FEVER. Taking an otherwise traditional set up for a horror
film, Roth infuses it with enough energy and originality to make
it feel completely fresh. Five friends, just finished with college
finals, head for a cabin in the woods to party and embrace their
newfound freedom. There's the cute but uptight Paul (Rider
Strong), who yearns for pretty lifelong platonic friend Karen
(Jordan Ladd); the attractive, but slightly stupid couple Jeff
(Joey Kern) and Marcy (Cerina Vincent); and the brute jock, Bert
(James DeBello). While shooting squirrels in the woods, Bert
accidentally nicks a man, who appears to be suffering from a
disgusting disease. Bert returns to the cabin, choosing not to
share this information with the gang. But later that night, when
the man knocks on their door, the beast is unleashed. Unlike most
horror films which make the horror gruesomely visible, the evil in
CABIN FEVER is invisible--and highly contagious. And when Karen
begins to show signs of contamination, the bond between these
close friends begins to unravel. Roth's blackly comic directorial
debut shows clear influence from the early films of Sam Raimi (THE
EVIL DEAD) and Peter Jackson (DEAD ALIVE).
"...Brisk and efficient....The film is
driven by a wonderfully compelling score..."
"...Roth knows his stuff, and he's got
enough talent to both effectively pull out all the stops on his
gross-outs and smack the mordant side of your funny bone..."
"...A movie that finds an unusually potent
blend of dread, gore and gallows humor..."
"...Roth caps his fast-moving story with a
joke that's as oddly left-field as it is funny, but truth to tell,
it is funny..."
"...It's a blast of good gory fun that just
"...[The film] effectively mixes sniggers
and shudders throughout....[With] strong turns from actresses
Jordan Ladd and Cerina Vincent..."
Theatrical Release: SEPTEMBER 12, 2003 (LIMITED)