Written by Joshua Malkin
Directed by Ti West
A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.
Yep, that’s the real synopsis. Hand to God, it is.
Before I get started, let me add that I watched this movie because Ti West was involved. I love his work and really believe he’s a legit guy to expect something amazing from. His work on House of the Devil and The Innkeepers was a stroke of horror genius. With that said, not even Ti could add a bright spot to this black hole of a sequel.
The only entertaining portion was the opening minutes of the movie. A grossly disfigured man pulls himself from a river and struggles to find help. He stumbles into the path of a racing school bus and guts splatter in every direction. The head launches straight up like a model rocket.
There’s some clear Sam Raimi moments as far as camera angles go. The overhead shot of the man crawling to shore was nice. Don’t get your hopes up; there isn’t anything else remotely interesting from here on out.This movie can’t even do a nude scene right.
A flesh-eating virus infects the residents of a small town via contaminated bottled water. That’s pretty much it. Teeth fall out. kids spew bloody vomit onto their dates, pus seeps out of a bloody penis; you know the drill. Anything remotely resembling a plot or characterization is left hemorrhaging on the school bus while gore-soaked extremity runs loose in every direction. While Eli Roth’s first Cabin Fever was mildly entertaining, Cabin Fever 2 is a total waste.
I can’t even suggest this for camp purposes. It’s literally a bunch of infected kids oozing blood from every orifice. There isn’t one line of inspired or even unintentionally funny dialogue. This is one of the worst flicks I’ve ever watched. The opening and ending feature terrible animated segments that just serve the WTF moments that much more.
I double dog dare you to find something redeeming about CF2. Correct spellings in the credits don’t count.