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Cabin Fever (2002)

Updated: May 13, 2022

A lesson in hygiene. This film was made to gross you out. It was directed by Eli Roth who brings you films like The Green Inferno and Hostel. This is not my favorite type of film. It has no rewatchability for me. I can see right through the acting and fake suspense. I like some of the actors like Shawn from "A Boy Meets World" and that dude from "Grind" but none of the characters are likable. They are always doing things that don't make sense, like destroying their own car or pouring honey all over the table for no reason. Everyone is some version of despicable. Some of the characters are interesting, the creepy young cop and the racist santa store owner are two examples. It is the story of an infectious disease that somehow shows up in the middle of the forest. It works its way into the water supply and ruins the cast's weekend. I would recommend this to just about noone. If you are into films that supply visual shock, this is one for you. The dialog, sound design, and effects are sufficiently disturbing. I give it a 4 of 10, but this is a reflection my distaste for films of this particular sub genre. Watch with caution, do not watch if you have a weak stomach.

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