As the girl looks through the photos at the end, the bottle of water on her bed is labeled "Willard Springs". Willard Springs is where most of the film occurs. See more »
(Around the 48 minute mark) Right after Marcy tries to shoot the dog and it runs away, in the wide shot with the two guys in the foreground, you can see a crew member who picks him up at the left side of the little shed. See more »
When you've known someone a long time, you just want to kiss them just to see if they're a good kisser. There's nothing wrong with that, right?
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The police can be seen collecting the bodies during the credits. Afterward, a young woman is shown looking at photos from the movie on Facebook on her laptop and being disgusted by the gory ones. See more »
A pointless, practically shot-for-shot remake of a film that wasn't very good to begin with.
I'll admit I've never been much of an Eli Roth fan. The original Cabin Fever was a pretty bad movie but I wouldn't even recommend this film to Eli Roth fans, as it is a pretty pointless remake. Fans of the original probably should stay away.
If there was one positive thing about the original film, it was that it had that low budget charm to it. There's something about low budget horror films that I like and Cabin Fever had that. However, this remake does away with that charm as it obviously had a higher budget. A higher budget doesn't always mean a better film, though.
The acting in this remake is atrocious and the dialogue is even worse. The characters are all underdeveloped stereotypes that you really don't care about at all. Nearly all the scenes of the original are redone shot-for-shot, but they're handled in a much messier manner. There are a few minor differences, such as the "party man" cop character is now played by a female, for some reason.
As for positives, there aren't many. The cinematography was decent and the gore and makeup effects were pretty damn good actually. Some of the music was alright. But that's about it. I don't see why this film had to be made.
Overall, this is a shallow remake of a bad, low budget horror film from 2002. If you've never seen Cabin Fever but plan on watching it, I'd go with the original, as it is the better of the two. However, that's not saying much, as they're both pretty shitty. If you are a fan of the original, you probably won't like it much. But you might watch it anyway just to compare the two. I wouldn't pay much to see it, though. Maybe rent it if you get the chance.
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