I remember being really hyped back in 2003 to see CABIN FEVER. I mean REALLY HYPED. Straight from the first news I read about it in Fangoria, to the official site with its creepy intro. I saw it on the first day with my friend and we both loved it. It had a lot of funny comedy, and the gore was plentiful.
The sequel, which had a long and troubled history, (original director Ti West eventually disowned it because of a tacked on ending he hated) actually does the unthinkable and goes even farther. It takes place during a prom at the local school, where the water from the end of the first one ends up being used for various items, and people start to fall apart, piss blood and other various disgusting fluids come out of people. It’s disgusting, and I had a blast with it. It ends with a set up for a sequel, and now, Bloody-Disgusting brings us info that an outfit called The Indomina Group has landed the franchise rights and is going to make two sequels in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
What are the titles you say? Well CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO, and CABIN FEVER: OUTBREAK. Those Resident Evil titles aside, here’s the brief synopsis for both.
Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher, When Strangers Call) has signed on to pen the screenplay for Cabin Fever: Patient Zero. “When a cruise ship in the Caribbean collides with an abandoned research vessel, a deadly virus is unleashed. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all.”
Cabin Fever: Outbreak is being written by Adam and Deborah Marcus (Leatherface 3D, I Walked With a Zombie). “In this film a doctor and his family travel to a remote Caribbean island to investigate a minor flu outbreak, only to discover a vicious flesh-eating virus that threatens everyone on the island. The family is faced with responsibility to prevent a worldwide epidemic.”
If these two films are anything like the last one, they will take every opportunity to out gross the last one. I’m definitely up for a cruise ship tale of terror that I hope is like THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, but with the flesh eating virus, and the plot for OUTBREAK sounds like it’s something Lucio Fulci would have directed back in the 80’s.
These films will be shot back to back in 2012 and they should premiere on the Sci-Fi Channel (I refuse to use that other name!) the following year, or just go Direct To Video.