You give me fever, again.
I have a difficult relationship with remakes, the term has gone on to encompass reboots, prequels and everything in between, but however you chose to label them we can all agree that there are more bad remakes than good. The horror genre has suffered more cocked up remakes than any other genre, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes, Friday The 13th and many more have all ruined their respective franchises and forced studio executives to hit the reboot button once more.
Of all the horror movies to be remade, Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever doesn’t seem like an obvious choice outside the fact that it is now old enough to be considered fair game. That said, Cabin Fever already spawned two DTV sequels (one was a prequel that rewrote the origins of the virus) and both of them were largely forgettable.
The remake is based on Roth’s original script with a few tweaks by Cabin Fever veteran Randy Pearlstein. Directed by Travis Zariwny, Cabin Fever is released on VOD and DVD in February.
Executive producer Eli Roth presents this reboot of his instant classic gorefest, which features all new characters and all new kills. This 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 Gage Golightly (Teen Wolf) and Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3).