Cabin Fever

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1 1/2

Content: -4

In this horror thriller, a group of five young college students in a rural cabin are confronted with an old man who needs their help. Instead of providing this poor person with assistance, they shoot him, beat him and light him on fire. The next morning, they discover that their vehicle has broken down. Bert (James DeBellow) and Jeff (Joey Kern) hike out to find a mechanic. Marcy (Cerina Vincent) feels remorseful for what the group did to the old man, so she leaves alone to find the authorities. Left by themselves, Paul (Rider Strong) and Karen (Jordan Ladd) develop their romantic relationship. The group eventually discovers that a horrible disease is infecting animals and people. Karen contracts the virus and becomes grotesquely disfigured. One by one, each group member reacts to this strange ailment. In their fear of contracting the disease from each other, the friends turn on one another. The local residents band together in an attempt to eradicate the disease.

In the midst of a destructive group of people, Karen is the one who aspires to stand up for righteousness. The rest of the film is filled with sick, ugly behavior. Trendy good-looking college students commit brutal murder. They tell disturbing personal stories about self-gratification and bestiality. They get intoxicated on beer and marijuana. In a flashback, Paul tells a story of a gruesome man who brutally killed people in a bowling ally. The scene portrays this incident in grisly detail, even showing pieces of their bodies flying down the lane. The worst element of this film is the characters corrupt natures. They are selfish, exploiting others for their own personal gain. They try to cover up their mistakes instead of taking responsibility for their actions. Their language is loaded with profanity, and the scenes are filled with obscenities. All of this is shown in just the first 20 minutes of he film. Avoid Cabin Fever like the Ebola virus; its sick.

Preview Reviewer: Blaine Butcher
Lions Gate Films

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Crude Language: Many times mild 5, severe 90+

Obscene Language: Many times (F-word 100+, S-word 50+)

Profanity: Many times exclamatory (G 25+, GD 5+, JC 5+)

Violence: Many times severe (numerous shootings, hand-to-hand fighting, mutilated corpses, gun wounds, man lit on fire, executions, man nearly beat to death, unarmed man shot and left for dead, man beat with iron rod, squealing pigs stomach ripped open by a woman)

Sex: NA (reviewer walked out after 20 minutes)

Nudity: NA (reviewer walked out after 20 minutes)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (men talk about having sex with a woman, woman talks about having sex with a man because he has marijuana, woman talks about a drinking binge that led to sex, man talks about dog licking his private parts during self-gratification, woman talks about gratifying herself with a shower appliance, man propositions woman for sexual intercourse)

Drugs: Many (cigarettes, cigars, alcohol, marijuana)

Other: Deformed people walk around with bloody faces and hands, woman drinks water with part of a mans flesh in it, man lights careless fire in the woods)

Running Time: 94 minutes
Intended Audience: teens and adults.

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