Monday, April 30, 2012
One heck of a Spring Cleaning: Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
starring: Michael Bowen, Noah Segan and Rider Strong
I'm a big fan of Roth's Cabin Fever and I remember being hyped to hear about Ti "House of the Devil" West directing the sequel to the backwoods survival horror back in 09. Now, I remember feeling anomalous once seeing the sequel but I guess it's high time to feel anomalous again as we take a school bus ride down to a new leaf.
Previously, Paul, the last to be infected by the virus, was seen lying in a creek that leads to the town's water supply. As soon as he wakes up, he finds himself disfigured by the disease but clumsily walks away in hopes of warning everyone about the water. But by the time he reached the open road, he is hit and blown to bits by an incoming school bus. Called in to check the accident is the first film's Deputy Winston Olsen, the smooth-talking procrastinating cop who, like before, assures that everything's will be alright and passes the whole incident as a "Moose hitting". The shocked bus driver buys it, left to go on with his day and insert animated credits featuring the creek water being processed into bottled water, which leads to a nearby school.
We now move our attention to John, a senior at the high school who's deciding whether to go to prom with his long-time crush Cassie or stay home and geek out with the nerds. His best bud Alex prompts him to stay home but soon changes his mind when he hooks up with a girl who sucked his second head and assured him that she'll be at the prom, thus forcing John yo reluctantly go ahead just to accompany his best friend, much to the nuisance of Cassie's bullying boyfriend, Marc.
As the sickness began to infect nearly everyone at the prom, is it too late to save everyone? Can John confess his love to Cassie when everybody else is vomiting blood and dying from the flesh eating virus?
And what's up with the fat sex?
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever steps up the game with gore and humor so much of an ante that it's ridiculously mental; it's a standalone sequel in a sense, with only two- um sorry, one returning character which barely did anything but cover his own sorry ass. (but with style! ;D )
Even the characters are over-the-top "colorful" albeit their one-dimension persona; while some are excusable since they're to be executed moments later, never to be remembered again, that doesn't mean they're no less interesting as a live action cartoon background. The 70s vibes and cinematography, probably a gratitude we owe to Mr. West, gradually helps give the film it's wildly cartoonish aura with a sense of dread, something that will surely be for the fans of Splatter flicks or anything that's eye-candy bloody.
1 male splattered to bits by a incoming bus
1 male choked on his own blood from to infection
1 female drowns in pool
1 male hits his head against the pool edge
1 male gunned down
1 male sniper shot to the head
8 females and 5 males glimpsed dead/dying from infection
2 males crushed in stampede
1 male seen dying from infection
1 baby found in pieces due to miscarriage and infection
1 female bled to death from infection
1 mascot seen dead from infection
1 female shot on the head
1 female glimpsed impaled by the mouth with an ice sculpture
a large number of students seen dead from infection
1 male had his head beaten to bits with fire extinguisher
1 male succumbs to infection, dies
1 male gets a nailgun shot through the head
1 male seen infected (animation)
1 female seen infected (animation)
1 male killed, method not seen (film)