Cabin Fever

September 12th, 2003


Cabin Fever

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Still of Giuseppe Andrews in Cabin FeverStill of Jordan Ladd and Rider Strong in Cabin FeverJordan Ladd at event of Cabin FeverStill of James DeBello and Joey Kern in Cabin FeverEli Roth in Cabin FeverStill of Cerina Vincent in Cabin Fever

A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 5.4/10 (35,764 voted)

Critic's Score: 56/100

Director: Eli Roth

Stars: Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello

An offbeat horror tale about a group of five college friends on vacation at a remote mountain cabin when one contracts a flesh-eating virus. As it spreads among the friends, their true feelings and personalities emerge as they struggle to survive the virus and each other.

Writers: Eli Roth, Randy Pearlstein

Rider Strong - Paul
Jordan Ladd - Karen
James DeBello - Bert
Cerina Vincent - Marcy
Joey Kern - Jeff
Arie Verveen - Henry (The Hermit)
Robert Harris - Old Man Cadwell
Hal Courtney - Tommy
Matthew Helms - Dennis
Richard Boone - Fenster
Tim Parati - Andy
Dalton McGuire - Lemonade Boy
Jana Farmer - Lemonade Girl
Dante Walker - Shemp
Jeff Rendell - Fake Shemp

Taglines: Terror... In the flesh.

Release Date: 12 September 2003

Filming Locations: Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: €352,962 (Italy) (7 September 2003) (109 Screens)

Gross: $30,553,394 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated director's cut)

Did You Know?

Peter Jackson stopped production on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King three times to screen this movie for the entire crew. Jackson was so enthusiastic about the film he gave director Eli Roth publicity quotes.

Continuity: When Marcy first jumps up in the bath after shaving her flesh off, there is clearly still a fair amount of shaving cream on her legs. But a split second later, in the close-up of her bleeding legs there is no trace of shaving cream to be seen.

[first lines]
The Hermit: Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Unn? C'mon, boy. Hey. Hey. Hey, fella.

User Review

I Honestly think the Hype Killed this Film.

Rating: 7/10

Before Cabin Fever came out.. the word in the horror world was that Cabin Fever is one of the most gruesome, bloodiest, scariest, funniest, craziest horror movie ever. So when it opened in theaters, everyone's expectation was sky high ..even mine. Yes, I was kind of disappointed with Cabin Fever because it was hyped so much. I mean you had Peter Jackson the director of Lord of the Rings saying in the trailer this is one of best horror movie he's ever seen. Now if I did not go in with such huge expectations, I could had enjoyed it for what it was. I really started enjoying Cabin Fever once it started playing on cable. Every time it comes on I watch it and I begin to love this film a lot more.

Cabin Fever is directed by up and comer Eli Roth. He's a guy that loves horror films and mentioned in several articles this movie pay homage to his favorites like Evil Dead.

Cabin Fever is about 5 college kids who had just finish test finals and are enjoying some relaxation and fun in a cabin in the woods but the fun is cut short when they learn a flesh eating bacteria disease is around. The main character Paul is played by Boy Meets World actor Rider Strong. Rider was surprisingly good in this movie and Paul is the character you root for the most to not get the disease.

The movie is funny. The funniest movie ever? Hell no! This movie is scary. The scariest movie ever? Hell no! This movie is bloody. The bloodiest? Hell no! So I'm finally enjoying the movie for what it's worth and it is and has a potential to end up being a horror movie classic. There are tons of films that people hated when it first came out and then come to love it semi years later. Cabin Fever I believe is one of them.


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