Pointless: Our Review of ‘Cabin Fever’ (2016) on Blu-Ray

Posted in Blu-Ray/DVD, Movies by - July 04, 2016
Pointless: Our Review of ‘Cabin Fever’ (2016) on Blu-Ray

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It doesn’t matter if we ask for them or not because there are remakes that never should have been attempted in the first place.  This new version of Cabin Fever is just a gross, more or less shot for shot remake of a gross film that never really needed to be remade anyway…and now with more modern effects…it’s that much grosser.

It’s the familiar story; fresh out of college a group of friends retreat to the woods for one last week of partying only to fall prey to a gruesome and vicious flesh eating virus.

This is not a fun film, by every stretch of the imagination this remake of Cabin Fever just might be the most pointless thing that has ever been made as it brings nothing new to the table and just ups an already pointless gore factor.

From Director Travis Z, all we get is every cliché known to mankind, as these overly attractive kids drive to this secluded cabin for a little fun, navigating the hicks, the hillbillies, the local law enforcement and every other hackneyed stereotype that comes across our table.  It’s the exact same script that Randy Pearlstein and Eli Roth made 14 years ago…it could have used some freshening up and considering that Pearlstein has really only ever done this in his writing career, it’s naive to think that it couldn’t have used some freshening up.

The actors just have to scream and be covered in blood from head toe and not have any problems about being nude while doing it.  That’s about it.

It’s actually hard to get made about this remake that no one really asked for but at the end of the Cabin Fever is a waste of space that doesn’t qualify as anything more then slasher porn of the lowest common denominator.  I’d be angry that I wasted 99 minutes watching it if it just was so pathetic and ultimately pointless as an obvious attempt at a cash grab.

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  • Release Date: 7/5/2016
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David Voigt is a Toronto based writer with a problem and a passion for the moving image and all things cinema. Having moved from production to the critical side of the aisle for well over 10 years now at outlets like Examiner.com, Criticize This, Dork Shelf (Now That Shelf), to.Night Newspaper he’s been all across his city, the country and the continent in search of all the news and reviews that are fit to print from the world of cinema.

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