Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever Review

Directed by Ti West

A high school prom faces a deadly threat when a flesh-eating virus spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.

Students must face the infection alongside unnamed people who are dealing with the spread of the virus, locking them inside of the high school to contain it.

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever is a continuation of the horrifying events that occurred in Cabin Fever, the flesh-eating virus spreading once more through a group of friends via the contaminated water supply.

Being a bit of a fan of Cabin Fever, I was interested in the sequel even if only two characters from the first film were returning and even if one happened to be that obnoxious party deputy. How wrong I was to show any interest whatsoever!

Moving from the scenic cabin setting to the halls of the most dysfunctional high school known to man, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever delivers gags and gore, which completely overshadow any semblance of a plot.

And the film’s ending could have been a simple drive out into the darkened woods while the men in yellow decontamination suits wonder where the surviving bloodied prom date snuck off to. But we were delivered to a strip joint where one of the high schoolers dances, infecting some of the male customers.

But let’s return to the setting of this flesh-eating virus, it is the most dysfunctional high school ever known.

A janitor who pisses in the prom punch, peeing blood before he is finished because he is infected.

A biology teacher who flat-out bitch slaps the crowning prom queen because she is complaining that no one is paying her any attention.

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever had some moments of hysterical laughter come from the gags, but the majority of them fail and simply grossed me out. It seemed that every gag had to measure up or surpass the previous, reaching the breaking point with an oozing penis (It was inevitable and the shot that made it clear why the film was unrated).

Humor and horror is a fine line that the genre walks, some of the favorites in my horror collection deliver a mix of both while maintaining a solid storyline. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever did not have enough plot even with the useless “love story” that is overplayed and undervalued to salvage this debacle of dark humor and gory gags.

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~ by nicmarray on February 22, 2010.

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