Cabin Fever 2 (2009)
Director: Ti West
Main Stars: Rider Strong, Noah Segan, Rusty Kelly, Alexi Wasser, Lindsay Axelsson
Storyline: The famous flesh eating virus has now spread to a school due to bottled water.
Welcome to Springfield where the acting is bad and the script is worse. The main plot of this film is we have teenagers, being teenagers and going to prom. The bottled water company called Down Home Water gets the contract to the local high school and gets the water from the same place that the last film had contaminated the water. So prom kicks in so does the virus in the water for all the students. Sure like the past film we have lots of gore and blood but the storyline is just lame and sorry but the students are just not interesting enough to hold the story together.
I had high hopes for this film as I loved the first one big time. I miss Eli Roth and so does this script. The film fell flat and boring except for the odd gory scene. Sure it has some classic scenes like the infected janitor pissing in the prom juice but really the film was missing Roth.
Rating: I should have known from the cartoon beginning that this film just was not like the first one. There is no cabin, no Eli Roth just the odd babe (Lindsay Axelsson) and some good gore but the rest of the story is American Pie.
Cabin Fever (2002)
Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern
Storyline: Five friends rent a cabin in the woods and fall victim one by one by a flesh eating virus.
Review (spoils): This film is fun, campy and downright dirty in the gore. We have five friends that go to the woods to rent a cabin to get away from it all. One gets infected with a strange flesh eating disease and it starts t o spread through the group. Through this we learn the true feelings towards one another and how people react when it comes to life and death and uncertainty.
I won’t get down in the details as the film is based around gore, blood, anger, terror and everyone afraid of each other because nobody understands how to the disease spreads. Eli Roth holds no punches in this one when it comes to gore as we have lots of spitting blood, vomiting blood, skin peeling, skin rotting, and biting and even penis rot! Fun times!
Sure the cop bit with the rednecks can be too much and stupid but outside of that the movie is actually fun and a tribute to classic horror movies of the 70s-early 80s.
Rating: Bring on the red with this one! I actually love this film and do not understand why so many people hate it. It’s a cool concept and the sex scene with the Listerine is funny. I’m a fan of gore and Eli Roth did not let me down with this one. Grab a case and sit down and enjoy this gore fest and remember don’t drink the water!