Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2010) - Unrated

Genre(s): Horror / Thriller
Lions Gate || Unrated - 86 minutes - $26.98 || February 16, 2010
Reviewer: Tyler Thomas || Posted On: 2010-02-03


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

.:: V I D E O ::.
Video

.:: A U D I O ::.
Audio

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: Ti West
Writer(s): Randy Pearlstein and Ti West (story); Joshua Malkin (screenplay)
Cast: Rusty Kelley, Alexi Wasser, Noah Segan, Giuseppe Andrews


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
  • Featurette
  • Gore Reel


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Widescreen (2.35)
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish

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.::THE FILM::.

I will warn you right now: this movie has an inane amount of both male nudity and chicks that should not be getting naked for any reason what so ever. There isnít any real way of putting the previous statement any more bluntly, so sorry if I seem harsh. I have an incredible stomach and Iíve only gotten sick maybe once in twenty-plus years of seeing movies, but Cabin Fever 2 made me violently ill. The constant male nudity and the chick nudity was too much for me to handle, so thus this movie receives a goose egg for a score. Now itís time to delve into the horrid flick that never should have been made in the first place.

The water is still contaminated from the first flick in the hopefully now-ending series, and police officer Winston (Giuseppe Andrews) doesnít seem to care that one of the kids gets hit by a bus and plays it off to the driver as a deer. He heads off to the local diner where he sees someone getting ill after eating and drinking the water, and then eventually manages to put two-and-two together that the water is making everyone violently ill. Meanwhile, thereís another story that you wonít care about going on with some stupid teenagers.

Alex (Rusty Kelley) and John (Noah Segan) are two high school idiots getting ready to graduate. Alex ends up getting sexually active in the gym with some stripper that has many STDís and is sick with the virus, while John is loathing over some ugly girl named Cassie (Alexi Wasser) who has a boyfriend that treats her like crap. This is seriously a soap opera with horror elements thrown in. The virus spreads through contact, and soon enough once prom starts later that day almost the entire class is infected, including Alex from the girl he banged in the stall. Secret Service Agents show up and quarantine the area, and by quarantine I mean kill all the students at the prom to prevent the virus from spreading. Can John andÖ ah who cares.

This movie is so trivial that there truly is no point to discussing the flick further. The kids act too stupidly to even believe, as despite the fact people are getting sicker in the town no one seems to care. You mean to tell me not one person notices a giant fleet of armored vehicles marching into town and not throwing up a warning flare? The kids also act as irrational as possible, killing each other, spreading the virus to one another, and getting busy in the bathroom stall with a girl who has herpes. Bravo kids, bravo. If this is the future of America then indeed I am worried.

The plot has such a huge hole in it that a truck could drive through it unscathed. The fact that the virus is spread through contact makes no sense what so ever, and the first flicks rules are violated. First off, thereís no way that the cop from the first movie manages to stay the entire flick unaffected, despite his constant run-ins with the virus. Horror rules state that the character who returns from horror flicks must get infected at some point, and he doesnít. Plus, Cassie and John are too stupid to be heroes. John cuts off his arm to stop the spread of the infection, yet the two still kiss and Cassie becomes infected. Yeah, okay, talk about stupidity.

Oh, I forgot to mention. There are at least three really graphic scenes involving male nudity, and a two-minute sequence involving one female who should not be getting naked for any amount of money what so ever. I really did almost up-chuck after watching this flick. No not because this was a terrible film. Well, thatís part of it, but mainly because this is such a dreadful movie that odds are should never have been made. Even for direct-to-video sequels, this is one clearly at the bottom of the cabin.

Why call it Cabin Fever 2 when thereís no damn cabin?



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

Gore Reel (3 minutes): The scenes graphic scenes (no not the nudity ones) are shown and the cast is interviewed about them. This can be skipped.

The Making of Gore (13 minutes): Yup, you guessed it, another feature thatís devoted to more cast interviews and some behind-the-scenes things that no one really cares about. I actually wanted a commentary track, but alas one canít be had.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

Much like the film itself, the transfer is plain unbearable to watch as well. Grain is present in every freaking scene, heck even the animated sequence that for some reason starts the movie and lasts for five minutes. Colors are so bland that even a black and white flick would have more appeal. I noticed major amounts of noise as well during my painful viewing of the movie too, so this movie has literally nothing going for it in terms of the transfer. Does anyone watch the movie after the transfer to see if there are problems? I guess not.

The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio is the best feature of this disc although thatís not really saying anything. Thereís nothing here worth noting though, as the audio is low-key for the most part and surround usage is minimal at best. I heard my rears go off once or twice, and I struggled to hear the dialogue that was being said most of the flick. I had to constantly tweak the audio most of the flick, as some parts were too high and some too low but for the most part they were just too low. Major balancing issues, dialogue clarity issues, and low surround usage make this the highlight of the artwork-less disc.



.::OVERALL::.

Any movie that has gross amounts of male nudity and chicks that shouldnít be naked doesnít deserved to be viewed, ever. Cabin Fever 2 takes the cake for worst movie so far of 2010. Donít bother.