The Cabin Fever reboot hits US theaters on February 12 – with all new characters and all new kills.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 14 years since Eli Roth’s instant classic Cabin Fever helped redefine the horror film for the 21st century, spawning two sequels: the first of which (2009’s Spring Fever) was so bad even the director disowned it, while the second, Patient Zero (2014), was pretty good, according to Scott Weinberg’s review. Now the original film’s director, Eli Roth, presents Cabin Fever, directed by Travis Zariwny (whom you can find on Twitter at @TZariwny, where his current tally of 18 followers is about to jump big time) from a script by Roth and original co-writer Randy Pearlstein (on Twitter at @Randazzles).
The story is familiar: fresh out of college, a group of five friends retreat to a remote cabin in the woods for one last week of partying – only to become snacks for a gruesome, flesh-eating virus. What’s surprising are the ingenious new deaths, which offer a fresh spin on a horror-comedy milestone, with a brand new cast that includes Gage Golightly (Teen Wolf), Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3), Nadine Crocker, Matthew Daddario and Samuel Davis.
Check out the trailer here.
CABIN FEVER opens in US theaters (well, in New York and LA anyway) on February 12