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Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

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A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.

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Ti West

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Joshua Malkin (screenplay), Randy Pearlstein (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rider Strong ... Paul
Noah Segan ... John
Alexi Wasser ... Cassie
Rusty Kelley Rusty Kelley ... Alex
Marc Senter ... Marc
Giuseppe Andrews ... Deputy Winston
Mark Borchardt ... Herman
Michael Bowen ... Principal Sinclair
Judah Friedlander ... Toby
Larry Fessenden ... Bill the Water Truck Driver
Amanda Jelks ... Frederica
Thomas Blake Jr. ... Rick
Angela Oberer ... Ms. Hawker
Taylor Kowalski ... Darryl
Alexander Isaiah Thomas Alexander Isaiah Thomas ... Dane
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A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.

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This time it's spreading

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Horror

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, disturbing gross content, sexuality/nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabin Fever II See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After extensive re-editing and re-shooting by the producers, writer/director Ti West requested to have his name removed from the film and replaced with the popular pseudonym Alan Smithee. Since he was not a member of the DGA, his request was denied by the producers and he remains credited as the film's director. West has since disowned the final product, claiming that it is more a product of the producers and executives than that of his own. It is unknown whether or not there will ever be a "director's cut" released featuring West's original vision. See more »

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The security guard opens his own beer twice right before giving the cop a beer from his secret stash. See more »

Quotes

Alex: [to Cassie after getting interrupted dancing with another female] You just totally cock-blocked me!
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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Tonight It's Prom Night, All Night
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gory, fun romp at the prom, with a bloodbath that makes "Carrie" look like Babe: Pig in the city.
18 February 2010 | by Strawberry_TyphoonSee all my reviews

To be honest, I didn't want to review this flick for a number of reasons. One of which being that Cabin Fever is one of my favorite films. Another reason being that Ti West has become one of my favorite genre directors. I remember becoming stoked the day I read that Ti West was taking on a sequel to Eli Roth's Cabin Fever, then all the delays and production problems, and reading that West had all but disowned the film, My anticipation turned to disappointment. The end result turned out to be much better than expected, but still felt incomplete.

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever spreads the infection from a cabin in the woods, to a nearby high-school prom. With a solid performance by all players involved, some superbly fitting music, and well done gross-out effects, Cabin Fever 2 is a worthy watch for anyone into indie splatter comedies.

One of the biggest problems with Cabin Fever 2 is that Ti West wasn't available for the editing process. Sure, 90 percent of the footage that he shot was used,(and it shows) But if a director isn't there for the editing process of a film, It's not going to turn out the way it was intended. The film feels incomplete, as the producers decided to shoot an entirely different 6 minute ending sequence that feels so out of place, that if it didn't contain one of the early characters, you'd thing you were watching a completely different movie. Just as the film picks up, it's brought to a complete halt by this weird, unsuited ending. The ending actually made me feel as if the film had no ending at all. Giuseppe Andrews puts in an amazing performance as he always does, but his character isn't given the depth that he deserves.

Despite it's problems, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever is definitely worth the watch. It has one of the best opening sequences in b-movie history, and you can tell by the cinematography that Ti West not only knows his stuff, but has a deep love for the genre. I wish they would have given him creative freedom, as I feel this would become a cult classic, but as it stands, we're left with a competent, gory, fun romp at the prom, with a bloodbath that makes "Carrie" look like Babe: Pig in the city.

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