Cabin Fever Patient Zero: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed. In the aftermath of a massacre, the only people left alive are a handful of secretive medical personnel and “Patient Zero” (Sean Astin), the lone person who’s been exposed to the disease and shows no symptoms. Can they find a way to survive and escape, or will the virus consume them all in a bloodbath of chaos and carnage?

If you haven’t seen the original Cabin Fever then you’re really missing out. It really was something that led the charge of horror when it came out. Now, after a sequel to the original we have a prequel that leads us into how the story began….kind of. They don’t really give us too much back story as to what happened initially. All we are shown is the aftermath of an outbreak in a cabin in the woods and it kicks off from there with Astin being found in a closet without being infected. The film was actually solid and attention grabbing for the most part. It kind of hid the fact that it was a low budget horror film with clever lighting and quick cuts but it also gave it a bit of style as well. There were two moments in the film that almost made me want to turn it off though. One of them being a scene where two women that have been infected start to fight on the beach, they both have their muscles exposed because of the flesh eating virus and they start to fight in the sand. If you’ve ever had a cut while at the beach then you know how bad it stings when you get sand in it and both of those people didn’t even make any indication of them being in pain. Not even an “Ouch”. I guess my grief with it was that if you want people to buy in and believe the situation that is happening then you have to rely on the little details like that to sell those moments. The other moment that really threw me over the edge was actually during that same fight scene. While they rolled around beating each other up one woman reached her arm out while being pinned down. She reaches far out and grabs a big oversized dildo…….yes a dildo. She then proceeds to bash the other woman’s face in with it. Very strange and really unnecessary. After that I had already decided that I wasn’t going to enjoy the rest of the movie. Thankfully it was already at the end of the film so there wasn’t too much left. The whole film I thought was pretty damn good it just was just those moments that I felt killed the momentum and were straight up ridiculous. This is a good film the check out if you like the Cabin Fever films but don’t look for it to have too many answers to the reason of the start of the infection.

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero is available September 2nd on Blu-ray and DVD from Image Entertainment


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