Cabin Fever (2002) - Synopsis
As a last hurrah after college, friends Jeff, Karen, Paul, Marcy and Bert embark on a vacation deep into the mountains. With the top down and the music up, they drive to a remote cabin to enjoy their last days of decadence before entering the working world. Then somebody gets sick.
Karen's skin starts to bubble and burn as something grows inside her, tunneling beneath her flesh. The group is so repulsed, shocked and sickened watching their friend deteriorate before their eyes; they lock her in a shed to avoid infection. As they debate about how to save her, they look at one another and realize that any one of them could also have it. What soon began as a struggle against the disease turns into a battle against friends, as the fear of contagion drives them to turn on each other. The kids confront the terror of having to kill anyone who comes near them, even if it's their closest friend. The survivors have to find help before they're all killed by the virus, or by the local lynch mob out to destroy anyone who may have come in contact with it.
Based on skin-curdling tales of the real life "flesh eating virus," CABIN FEVER blends the elements of classic horror films of the 70's and 80's with modern day medical terror. Necrotising Fasciitis, the flesh eating strep, devours over 1500 victims annually in the United States alone, releasing toxins in the body that can eat through a human in a matter of hours.
CABIN FEVER is the directorial debut of Eli Roth, a protégé of master filmmaker David Lynch. Roth co-wrote the screenplay with Randy Pearlstein from a story by Roth. Produced by Lauren Moews, Sam Froelich, Evan Astrowsky, and Eli Roth, executive produced by Susan Jackson. Edited by Ryan Folsey, with music by Angelo Badalamenti. The film stars Jordan Ladd (Never Been Kissed, Club Dread), Rider Strong ("Boy Meets World"), James DeBello (Scary Movie 2), Cerina Vincent (Not Another Teen Movie), Joey Kern (Super Troopers, XXXY) and Arie Verveen (The Thin Red Line).