Release Date: 2010 Genre: Comedy, Splatter Director: Ti West Screenwriter: Joshua Malkin, Randy Pearlstein, Ti West
Cabin Fever 2 (2010)Rating:
Ro = 4 / 10; Ellis= 7 / 10; Ryan= 7 / 10;
Cabin Fever 2 (2010) Synopsis:
The deadly flesh-eating virus is back and contaminate the water supply of the local college on the eve of prom night.
Cabin Fever 2 (2010) Review:
With this second opus, the Cabin Fever franchise changes its director from Eli Roth to Ti West, but keep the same concept: teen comedy, lots of gore and wacky humour.
Whereas Cabin Fever 1 was set in the overused “cabin in the woods” setting… Cabin Fever 2 goes for the second most overused cliché setting in horror: prom night (ex-aeqo with Halloween night maybe).
As in the first movie, there is an avalanche of extremely disgusting scenes, this movie being even better than the original one in that matter. Purulent dick, pus, bloody piss, puke, huge zits, rash, skin infection… you have it all in that movie.
I gave this second movie a better rating than the original Cabin Fever, mostly because I found this one a lot more fun, with better jokes, and very entertaining to watch overall. It is also very short and has a fairly decent “infection” scenario. Even though they were probably added because of limited budget and to make up a longer movie, I liked the carton bits, I thought they fitted quite nicely and added some good story elements.
Overall, I was nicely surprised by what I expected to be a crappy sequel to the first movie that I didn’t particularly enjoy. By far my favorite movie of the franchise.