Cabin Fever Synopsis
College students (Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Rider Strong) contract a flesh-eating virus.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Roth, who has taken more than a few cues from Raimi, David Lynch (whom Roth worked with), and George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), is...
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75

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
It plays on your knowledge of/expectations about generic horror movies and then either delivers the goods from an unexpected angle or pulls...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
First-time director Eli Roth turns this cheapie into a greatest-hits of horror. It's a blast of good gory fun that just won't quit.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
A ferociously entertaining and mean little horror movie that achieves the kind of outrageous vibe best enjoyed in a crowded, noisy theater.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Other than a few witty jokes and a game cast, there's nothing particularly special here.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A disciple of David Lynch's, Roth packs his story with horror, humor, hillbillies and sex. Roth caps his fast-moving story with a joke...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A big, dumb, crude, noisy, goose-the-audience bash and proud of it. It's not nearly as unsettling as ''28 Days Later.''
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Maybe Roth was too busy paying tribute to all his childhood influences to take the necessary steps, but even in this uneasy era of SARS and...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

As a thriller, Cabin Fever falls short, filled with characters so obnoxiously stupid that just watching their skin slowly melt off doesn't...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Doesn't have the gonzo wit of ''Re-Animator'' or ''Evil Dead 2,'' nor is it flat-out terrifying like ''The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' or...
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Sure, I'll visit the woods....

Eli Roth's directorial debut!

By The_Critic2k4
One of THE best horror films of all time! "Cabin Fever" is scary, gruesome, and (at times) funny! The acting is so-so, but the plot and gore effects do more than make up for it. In addition,...

This movie was stupid

By miss_x_apples
I understand that it's kind of meant to be a spoof, but I felt it was all over the place. It had a couple of funny moments, but overall I found it very disappointing....

Sick, kinda fun, over the topish, dumb chacthers.

By I Hate This Movie
First of all, the Chacthers in this movie AREN'T Geniric like some say, but with that said, they are REALLY Dumb, live and let die, jeez, when one has the sickness, they should all go, leave Rider...

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Rated R | For Sexuality, Language, Brief Drug Use and Strong Violence and Gore