Cabin Fever is a 2002 American horror comedy film co-written and directed by Eli Roth (in his directorial debut) and starring Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, and Giuseppe Andrews. The story follows a group of college graduates who rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus. The inspiration for the film's story came from a real-life experience during a trip to Iceland when Roth developed a skin infection.
Henry, a hermit walking in the woods, encounters his dog, dead from a blood infection, and becomes infected himself from contact with his dog’s blood. Meanwhile, college students Jeff, Marcy, Paul, Karen, and Bert take a vacation to a remote cabin to celebrate spring break. Bert leaves to hunt squirrels but accidentally shoots and further wounds the now disfigured and bloody Henry. Despite Henry's pleas for aid, Bert flees and remains silent about the incident.
|author||Eli Roth Randy Pearlstein|
|keywords||beg belong college student convenience store cry drifter drink drive eaten alive float hermit hide out infect kill killing spree learn party pass pet dog spring break steal tow truck vomiting blood walk water supply|
|musicBy||Angelo Badalamenti Nathan Barr|
|producer||Eli Roth Evan Astrowsky Lauren Moews Sam Froelich|
|publisher||Black Sky Entertainment Lions Gate Films|
|theme||comedy horror horror comedy independent splatter|