I Have Cabin Fever!

Cabin Fever (2002) is one of my favourite films of all time. It is always on hand when I am feeling blue and needing a pick-me-up. What is not like to like about Cabin Fever? Gore, girls, humour, more gore and Arie Verveen as the diseased Henry the hermit! Plus as a bonus there is karate kid screaming about pancakes. 

It always astounds me when people ask me sarcastically if I like the film, because they assume that I can’t seriously like it. I usually hate when people say if you don’t like something you’ve missed the point, but in the case of Cabin Fever, I really think it’s true. The film is a seamless pastiche of 1980s campy horror films. Director Eli Roth resurrects the old horror movie feel and adds his quick wit and dark sense of humour. It is an infectiously impressive film. Really, Roth is just a big horror movie geek and plays tribute to the horror movie’s he was raised on and built his repertoire of movie knowledge.

Why is Cabin Fever so brilliant? Because it is Evil Dead meets Outbreak. Because our favourite TGIF Friday Boy Ryder Strong plays a terribly unlikable and weak character who can’t even kiss a girl. For me, the film is unique and feels like something I have never seen before, but still feels like an old comfortable blanket that I can curl up to. For those who are critics, I defy you to at least tell me the sound editing is poorly done, because that element alone leaves chills up your spine and takes you for a ride for the entirety of the film.

So what is on tonight? Cabin Fever

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Friday Night Feast Fest

After a long, arduous week one of my favourite traditions is to spend my evening watching the Feast trilogy. This trio of blood infested gore films, are among my favourites of all time. Perhaps, it is better to think of these films as one long entity with three different chapters, because the films play so marvellously off each other. Sitting down to watch the original Star Wars trilogy is a painful idea to me. It’s not that I don’t like George Lucas and his epic saga, but the idea  of watching the three original films in one sitting does not sound like a lot of fun. Sitting down to watch the three Feast films all together provides me with 4-hours of laughter and sheer unadulterated entertainment without a lot of dialogued. Granted the Feast films are a heck of a lot shorter than the Star Wars films, but Feast delivers memorable slaughter with the right kind of humour that allows me to let loose after a long week. Nothing says relaxation like watching a pack of alien beasts hump and rip apart anything in their sight. 

The Friday Night Feast Fest…happy Friday everyone 🙂