As we perviously reported, the somewhat puzzling Cabin Fever remake has landed North American distribution with IFC Midnight. It is scheduled to hit select theaters and on VOD February 12, 2016. Today, we have an official trailer to share with you. To be completely honest, I was not blown away by it. If you’ve seen the original, you’ve essentially seen everything that goes on in the trailer below. I will say that I am curious to see exactly how this reimagining handles Dennis.
The film used the exact same script as the original (which is just about 14 years old). But the death scenes are different than the original, so it is apparently not quite a shot-for-shot remake.
Eli Roth (who co-penned the script for the original film (on which this remake is based) with Randy Pearlstein executive produced the redux. It is directed by Travis Zariwny (Intruder).
The remake stars Gage Golightly (Teen Wolf), Samuel Davis (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3), Matthew Daddario (36 Saints) and Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl).
When the remake was announced last year, Roth offered the following insight: “Travis [Zariwny] had an amazing vision for my original script, and as a scary movie fan I really wanted to see it,” said Roth last year. “I almost see this like re-staging a play, and I’m excited to see what ideas Travis and the cast bring to it. They’re all fans of the original and want to make a film that’s a new classic and I believe they will.”
Cabin Fever catches up with a group of friends that rent a cabin in the woods for a wilderness getaway. Shortly after the fivesome arrives at their destination, they begin to notice strange goings on. A drifter shows up at the doorstep of their rental with a strange skin condition that begins to spread like wildfire.
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