A Cabin Fever remake? What did you just say?
|It lives...out in those woods...in the dark.....|
something....something that's come back
from the dead. Wait, no.
It's just a remake.
Now, haphazardly, we're given a remake/reboot of Cabin Fever. Once again, it's not an elitist, change the face of horror, type of endeavor. This is a mostly unneeded attempt at starting over from scratch that feels too much like the first with a few hard rooted changes. Where the dark humor was overflowing in Roth's version, the 2016 movie plays it much closer to the chest. This is more straight up body horror blended with typical middle of the forest story telling that strays from the previous concept in several ways. Of course, the main elements are there. The budget is below average. And the setup is almost shot for shot. However, this Cabin Fever isn't all bad. It's just nothing new.
|Donnie Darko is my favorite film.|
I'm so artsy.
If you're a huge fan of the 2002 movie or have a deep rooted respect for Eli Roth's creative genius (what did this guy just say?), you'll definitely take issue with this flick. Yeah, it's way flawed. And no, we didn't need a remake already. But it's a fair to middling, straight to VOD genre piece that will spawn another fresh batch of horrendous sequels that we'll all probably watch and complain about. Take this one with a grain of salt and know it probably wasn't made for you. This is more for the people that never saw the original and the teens that will rent this on multiple streaming services. Yeah, millennials. I'm talking to you.
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4 pancakes out of 10