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Travis Z’s Cabin Fever remake will be releasing in limited theaters (New York and Los Angeles) and on Digital HD February 12th, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

IFC Midnight is behind the new Cabin Fever, which is a near word-for-word remake; Travis Z’s take is from a screenplay by Eli Roth & Randy Pearlstein (based on a story by Roth).

Speaking of…the trailer is awfully familiar, rehashing many of the original’s great moments such as the leg-shaving sequence (with Cerina Vincent) that will go down as one of the greats in horror history. There’s also some new stuff, like the introduction of automatic weapons, and an insanely aggressive dog that’s clearly been infected. Overall, it will be really interesting to see what a different filmmaker does with (basically) the same screenplay.

The story is familiar: fresh out of college, a group of five friends retreat to a remote cabin in the woods for one last week of partying—only to become snacks for a gruesome, flesh-eating virus. What’s surprising are the ingenious new deaths, which offer a fresh spin on a horror-comedy milestone.

The redo of Eli Roth’s 2002 film of the same name stars Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario, Samuel Davis, Nadine Crocker, and Dustin Ingram.

If you recall, back in March Roth said he was “blown away” by the remake.

The film was produced by Evan Astrowsky, Christopher Lemole and Tim Zajaros, and was executive produced by Roth, Cassian Elwes, Jerry Fruchtman, Peter Fruchtman and Ike and Jaclyn Suri.

Here’s the trailer to go along with a few HD screencaps.

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  • mike leistiko

    Looks way too serious. Deputy Winston is a chick? I bet that kid doesn’t even do karate. Where are the pancakes. This is a disaster.

  • Brad Elsmore

    I can’t tell if it’s being serious or not…and pancakes

  • Gadriel

    I really hope there is going to be a special pancakes edition on blu-ray.

  • pablitonizer

    As bad as the original…

  • LN

    Why does this even exist?

    • Tigernan Quinn

      It’s times like this that I don’t feel bad about torrenting.

  • wehoaks

    $Cabin Fever$ seems like a better title.

  • Creepshow

    Dog is not new, its just a new dog. This looks like a pathetic carbon copy.

  • WindowsIsDead

    So there is nothing new and it removed all the already small comic relief?
    So it’s seems that there is no point on watching it at all. I’d rather stick with the original and its sequel.

  • David Angle

    I hope they actually try to make it serious. If I want comedy tale I’d watch the original Pancake edition…and I hated it. Seriously it was a letdown despite the amazing idea. Only thing I hate about this remake is the fat rednecks that shouldn’t be relevant.

  • Creepshow

    They had to right their wrongs. So they remade an entire movie verbatim, so they can remove the homophobic and racist comments?….Maybe??

    • Nameless

      And add a female cop…

  • Actually, this looks better than the original.

    • WindowsIsDead

      It sure looks ‘better’. Bigger budget, new tech. Still doesn’t remove the fact that is the very same movie which automatically turns it pointless.

      Also it looks less gory, which loses a lot of points from my pov

      • Weresmurf

        Looks less gory? There was more gore in the trailer than the entire original movie.

        • Eric Thomas Craven

          …and that’s not at all true.

          • Weresmurf

            Well yeah, it is, because it’s not officially out yet? If you’re gonna state it’s not true, at least state something’s not true…….when it’s not true.

        • WindowsIsDead

          I see a lot of people covered in blood, but no gore at all. Not even a close shot with skin being peeled off.
          Maybe they’re saving the gold scenes for the full movie, but still, doesn’t seem like it will surpass Eli’s on this aspect.

          • Weresmurf

            You saw a trailer and youre comparing it to a whole movie?

            Thats smart…

          • WindowsIsDead

            You’re the one who said it was more gore than the original while I said it ‘look less gory’

            The credits are all yours mr. smartpants

          • Weresmurf

            Not at all, I said that *trailer* had more gore 😉 I never said the whole new movie.

            I can say the new trailer as I’ve seen the original movie… but you can’t say the new one has less yet because it hasn’t been seen. See how it works? 😀

          • WindowsIsDead

            Where did I say the whole new movie? From the trailer it does looks less gory, as people covered in blood isn’t gore.
            I even said that they were probably holding the golden shots for the whole movie, but I still doubt it will surpass Eli’s version on this aspect.
            I haven’t affirmed anything, I simply presupposed based on the trailer and the original movie as the former is only a mere shot-by-shot remake of the latter and as that I can tell that the trailer doesn’t have more gore than the whole original movie and people covered in fake blood doesn’t count as gore.

            But whatever, pointless argument on a pointless remake I already lost my interest on.

  • WTF? Nadine Crocker looks promising!

  • Mr. Dry

    This is exactly the same moviOH WAIT, NO IT ISN’T, NOW THERE IS A DOG!! ! ! ! ! !

    • Tigernan Quinn

      There was a dog in the first one. I think two, actually. It was kind of a plot point.

    • And a female deputy(replacing Guiseppe Andrews’ unique and witty character[that made the original film{and its sequel} watchable]).

      • Nameless

        A female deputy?

        Well, heck! Now I understand, they had to go PC.

        (I really don’t, it’s the same film with different actors doing the same shyte).

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  • Brey Compton Arriaga

    OMG that’s 3!! I gotta say I was never agree on this remake, I thought it was completely silly to remake the original (still think it’s silly), but after seeing this first trailer, I gotta confess I’m impressed with it, it looks darker, more serious, very well acted and the horror and gore looks decent, like they’re telling an alternate story to the original (but I think it’s actually the same thing, except for some things changed), anyway I’m totally waiting for this one to catch it 😀 <3

  • It looks like a scene-by–scene remake that lacks the quirky humor and personality of the original film(even if the original film wasn’t the greatest film on the planet),as well as Guiseppe Andrews missing in sight.

  • James

    Weird….looks EXACTLY like a movie I saw already….

    • Creepshow

      Um Um….hang on, it’ll come to me. Damn bong hits!

    • Scott Baiowulfgang Amadeus

      Being that they used the script Eli Roth wrote for the original, that shouldn’t be a surprise.


    Just cannot stand why they have remade this… as others have said looks pretty much same story differernt actors. Why has Eli Roth done this>? money?

  • disqus_qsavOWssMI

    Weird. Looks like a shot for shot remake. I’ll of course see it cause I love Eli Roth and this movie has a special place in my heart and my friends, but also I feel the need to mention why we feel the necessity to remake films (esp. shot for shots like the recent Poltergeist too) Please just make something original.

    Oh and on a separate bitching note, why do trailers ALWAYS show everyone who dies before you see the film. Like way to ruin any kind of surprise for those who never saw it.

  • bibbydoyo

    im fine with a remake, but since its only like an 11 year old movie i dont really see the need for it to be shot for shot…

  • TH3J4CK4L

    Facepalms a flying. This looks even less like a step in the right direction. For those that said it lacks quirk, well, its there in the form of the hillbillies that are so over caricaturized they ooze humour in the worst possible way.

  • J Jett

    come on, if they had changed up the story a bit i’d be more inclined to check
    this out but since it’s basically just a shot for shot remake (think the
    PSYCHO remake) then what’s the point?

  • Will Seamon

    My favorite line from the trailer was “BWAHHHHHHHHHHHH”

  • Frank Bautista

    Looks as vapid as the original. I thought remakes were supposed to improve upon material. If this was “25 years later”, maybe an argument could be had to how pop culture has changed enough to warrant this, but it’s not that long(under 15 years), and aged pretty good. It’s not like pop culture “look” has changed much since the early 00s as much as it has during a good portion of the 20th century. 50s to 60s, 60s to 70s, 70s to 80s, 80s to 90s were all DRASTIC visual change in style and trend. It’s almost like we are kinda stagnating and refuse to move forward(or in a new direction).

  • Khy

    Someone really had some money to waste to do a shot for shot remake of a 15 year old film.

    This will be a waste.

  • Nekrim

    Bleh, best part about the original movie was just the insane karate kid xD

  • Frank Lloyd Jr.

    Puts the “unnecessary” in unnecessary remake. That said, I’ll still probably watch it…eventually. Maybe when it makes it into the bargain bin at Wal-Mart.

  • wehoaks

    Anyone that watches this never ever, never ever ever ever gets to complain again about the lack of originality in Hollywood.

    • Khy


  • Creepshow

    If I may have a moment, I’d like to say my penance.

    I’m sorry for ever trashing the original film. I will appreciate the shit out of it now, after watching that “dumpster fire” trailer.

  • Kaijudude

    Yeah, it’s only been about 15 years and looks like it’s pretty much a shot for shot remake. You’d basically be paying for something you could probably see on youtube for free.

    • Kaijudude

      This will not end well for them.

  • Stu

    I bet that there are “differences” to the new film that we’re not seeing here. I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, especially the quirky surprises like the karate kid and the Deputy. But I’ll check this out when it come out. It looks decent with solid production values and effects. 15 yrs is a long time. I bet a lot of younger generation “millennials” have never seen the original, unless they have a friend or parent that’s “into” horror films. So this could be a way of updating and revamping the original plot-line for a new generation with new films continuing after continuing the story as the infection (possibly) spreads.

    Great idea imo

    • Khy

      “So this could be a way of updating and revamping the original plot-line for a new generation with new films continuing after continuing the story as the infection (possibly) spreads.”

      Yeah, that won’t happen. Maybe 6 years after this they’ll pump out another generic direct to video sequel but I doubt this will truly “rejuvenate” the series and put it in the public’s eye. This film has had zero hype.

  • Mark Lepine

    This looks hands down better than the original. Better direction. cinematography, and the actors look more convincing as well. Hopefully it’s just not a well cut trailer.

    • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

      Wha… looks worse in all those ways. Like a fan reinactment you’d see on youtube.

  • Scott Jones

    This is going to stand next to Gus Van Sant’s Psycho in the pantheon of pointless, shot-for-shot remakes.

    • ucfmatt92

      As far as I know, Psycho is the only shot-for-shot remake in existence. This looks like a scene-for-scene remake which is something entirely different.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Only gonna watch this for Matthew Daddario. He’s the best thing about Shadowhunters.

    • J Jett

      ThunderDragoon, i’m glad i’m not the only one who recognized Matthew from SHADOWHUNTERS! (i’m glad i’m not the only one who’s watching that show too! have you checked out THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES? it’s pretty good!).

      • ThunderDragoon

        Haven’t watched The Shannara Chronicles yet. I’ll have to get on that.

    • brewers_rule

      I think it would’ve peeked my interest more if Alexandra Daddario was doing the bathtub scene/Cerina Vincent role this time around. She’s about the only actress I can see adequately filling Cerina’s, um, naked shoes.

    • Hes bomb af

  • Chamber

    This already looks better than the original.

    • gabriel

      what, this slop?

  • ucfmatt92

    I like the idea of the remake as an experiment to see how a different director, cast, and crew can interpret the same script. Cabin Fever isn’t worshipped like Psycho so that gives the filmmakers more flexibility. Would be interesting to compare and analyze. I’m looking forward to this.

  • Marc Alex Webb

    Cabin Fever is one of my Favourite Horror-COMEDYS. so they now remake it without the comedy? Wwwwwhhhhyyyyyy? just make another different movie based on the same infection if you must. all the humor the actors of the original brought to the table made it what it was, a fucked up scenario happening to a bunch of nutcases!

    Peace out
    -Party Dude

    • Gadriel

      I remember waching Val Kilmer’s “The Thaw” a few years back and thinking that with a slight rewrite it could have been a prequel to Cabin Fever, in much the same way that something like Flight Of The Living Dead could have been released as a Return Of The Living Dead sequel.

  • Mr. Screamer

    The trailer is still better than the entire NOES remake, so it’s decent.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    *flushes toilet*

  • Maxime C

    I still don’t see the point.

  • zombie84_41

    ??? why remake it shot by shot like i saw a few different scenes but nothing that was completly new.

  • Hash-Slinging Slasher

    I just spewed vomit out of my nose.

  • Lesnarsaurus Rex

    This looked like a scene-for-scene remake of the original, so I’m not that excited for it.

  • Halloween_Vic

    Still baffles me that this got a remake lol. Literally looks like the original……. I just don’t get it.

  • Nameless


    I seriously don’t get what the point of making this film again is.

  • brewers_rule

    Hollywood ‘big box’ production planning: Take an original + Fast & Furious up the action/gore = plausible reboot/remake/reimagination. Rinse, wash, repeat.

  • Evan3

    I just… I can’t… I don’t have the words to express my disdain for this project.

  • DeadInHell

    Few things have ever been this unnecessary.

  • killerklownphil

    Pancakes. I need pancakes!

  • Creepshow

    Wow! I guess the wanted to make sure this remake was COMPLETELY unoriginal.

    • Creepshow


  • I remember Gage Golightly from nickelodeon! Glad to see she didnt drop off the face of the earth. I also think the cop being female was made to make the ‘final girl’ since we know both of the girl’s fate in the original lol

  • Df

    Really? A remake of a movie that wasnt that great to begin with and isnt even really that old? No wonder horror movies in general arent taken serious. I doubt Id even watch it if it was on netflix.

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