(Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, Joey Kern / R / 94 mins / Lions Gate Films)
Overview: This pic centers on an isolated group of five friends recently graduated from college. Their celebration at a remote log cabin in the woods is crashed by a crazy stranger covered in bloody sores. The group scares him off, but the man made contact, leaving all of them vulnerable to a nasty skin disease. When one of the kids' flesh starts to deteriorate, the rest of the group locks her in a shed, after which they're all left to wonder who's next.
Verdict: Save your money and don't waste it on 'Cabin Fever'! I really enjoy scary movies and will go see every one but this one was one of the worst I have seen in a long time. It began stupidly with some dead dog with his insides all eaten away. Then his owner gets the disease and it goes on from there. The movie never explains where this flesh-eating disease came from, not that you would really care. They have a dog running around with the disease (why isn't he dead?) and he sees things in red (hello, dogs are colorblind). This movie tries to combine other scenes from scary movies ('Night of the Living Dead,' 'Wrong Turn,' 'Blair Witch,' '28 Days Later', etc.) and succeeds badly. The only funny scene is Rider Strong's character's use of Listerine. The ending of the movie made absolutely no sense and it didn't fit in with the movie in any way. Save your money and your time. Again, don't see 'Cabin Fever'!
Reviewed by Beverly Johnson for Exclusive Magazine