I have no words. None. This will be the shortest review I’ve written. Ever. I enjoyed the first Cabin Fever more than I did when I saw it ten years ago, so I felt optimistic about the second. I put it into the DVD player, I anxiously sat through the 97 previews before the film and I got stoked when I saw Rider Strong back on the screen. And then my excitement ended. Released in 2009 and featuring a cast of people I don’t think even have IMDB profiles, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever follows the flesh-eating virus story to a high school prom. Once again, the virus is spread through bad water and all hell breaks loose once people get sick.
I’m not kidding you when I say there is nothing redeemable about this film. A day later, I still cannot come up with one good quality other than its short runtime, but even that wasn’t short enough. The plot lines are incredibly far-fetched and appear throughout the film with zero development. The writing, acting and even the graphics are painful to sit through (and not in a good way.) It’s just terrible. Even the prom theme sucks, which is how you know the film’s bad.
With the feel and strength of a film shot by a random kid with a video camera, Cabin Fever 2 is a colossal waste of time. The first film brought joy to horror and released a virus strong enough to take out some big residents on horror island. This sequel, however, is the opposite of everything Save Horror strives for. It is the reason horror needs to be saved in the first place, but I have to say, after watching this film my faith in horror is severely in question.
If you liked Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, you might also like Cabin Fever, [REC] and 28 Days Later.