[31 Days of Horror Part V: A New Beginning] Day 12 – Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

Director: Ti West

Cast: Rider Strong, Noah Segan, Alexi Wasser, Rusty Kelley, Regan Deal, Marc Senter, Michael Bowen, Larry Fessenden, Mark Borchardt, Lindsey Axelsson, Judah Friedlander, Giuseppe Andrews

Screenplay: Joshua Malkin

86 mins. Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, disturbing gross content, sexuality/nudity, and pervasive language.


So some of you will remember that I’ve never thought very highly of Cabin Fever, even though I stand by Eli Roth as a filmmaker. I just think Cabin Fever isn’t very good, but it is a stepping stone for a now very interesting career. So when one of my readers reached out to review the sequel, I had to assume that I would at least like the sequel more than the original. I mean, I enjoy Ti West (The Innkeepers, In a Valley of Violence) to an extent, but he had to at the very least provide a serviceable sequel to the original, right?

When Paul (Rider Strong, Too Late, Darkening Star) tries to find help for the horrific flesh-eating virus he contracted in the previous film, he is accidentally killed by a school bus. The creek he fell in is connected to a bottled-water distributor that supplies to a local high school about to take part in prom. As you can guess, hi-jinks ensue at prom when many of the students fall prey to the virus. So on…and so forth.

I cannot begin to describe how much worse Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever is than its predecessor. It is one of the worst films ever made. I cannot fault director West for that when, upon looking into the film’s production, I found out how much studio interference took place. West even tried to remove his name from the finished film. No matter who gets fault for this, I cannot believe how much I hated this movie. I just didn’t think it was possible to be that bad. Give me Birdemic. Hell, give me Birdemic 2.

I…have to cut this review short. There is nothing of merit to this movie and to further discuss it would lead me down a dark path…

Please. Do. Not. Watch. This. Movie…



-Kyle A. Goethe



For my review of Ti West’s The House of the Devil, click here.

For my review of Ti West’s The Innkeepers, click here.

For the anthology film The ABCs of Death, click here.

For my review of Ti West’s The Sacrament, click here.

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