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Cabin Fever (DVD)
Member Name: elmer_elephant
Cabin Fever (DVD)
Date: 30/03/10, updated on 06/04/10 (25 review reads)
I'm going to write the review in a different way for once because there isn't a lot to talk about the individual characters more as a group so here's a list of the characters.
Bert - James DeBello
Paul - Rider Strong
Karen - Jordan Ladd
Jeff - Joey Kern
Macy - Carina Vincent
These five characters have just finished school and have decided to go on a trip to an isolated cabin where they can get drunk and be together as a group and have fun. After an interesting visit to the local shop to pick up supplies they make it to the cabin, which seems like a perfect getaway.
Paul has loved Karen for a while and he sees this as a perfect getaway for them to finally get together, which they do seem to after a nice swim. As Jeff and Macy are pre-occupied doing their own things as a couple Bert decides to go on a walk with his gun to go and shoot some squirrels.
While shooting squirrels he accidentally shoots a man who seems to be unwell, he quickly runs away and wants to forget that it happened. But unfortunately that doesn't happen. That evening the man goes to their cabin in the woods asking for help. He is obviously ill after vomiting blood everywhere and his skin being red raw, but the teenagers don't know what to do and are too scared to help him. It ends with the stranger running away into the woods on fire.
After this happens Paul wakes up while wanting to pleasure his new girlfriend Karen it seems that she has caught some kind of virus and the skin on her legs is disappearing. They put her into the shed outside for fear of catching what she has, but they don't know how she got it or what exactly it is.
Although there are lots of bad reviews about this film I really enjoyed it, I really have a soft spot for badly acted horror films so this was right up my street (American Nightmare anyone?) I found that the topic that they choose was a lot more interesting that the usual deserted cabin with a murderer on the loose. I really liked the idea of a flesh eating bug in a horror story.
The characters were a bit of a laugh especially Jeff, he looked about ten years older than the other characters in this film and was just plain irritating. You would never believe that they had just graduated or they were meant to be as young as they should be.
I really liked some of the humour in this film, be it dark but this film really did make me laugh. Like the moments with the gun in the shop and of the storytelling around the fire , but then I do have a really bad sense of humour.
Summary: Cabin Fever