Friday, October 18, 2013

CABIN FEVER - REVIEW (31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN #17)

In addition to my personal 31 Days of Horror (movie marathon) I am part of a 31 Days of Halloween (horror movie review series) with my job at MOVIECLIPS. Each day during the month of October we are going to post a two-man conversation/review of a different horror movie. Yours truly will be featured in a few of these. To start things off we have Andrew and Ryan discussing Eli Roth's breakthrough hit Hostel:



(Curator's Note: On the horror reviews I did not sit in on I am going to be offering "My Take" if I have seen the film in question.)


My Take: Eli Roth's Cabin Fever is the pure product of a cinephile's mind, someone who has clearly obsessed over the horror genre and has a twisted spin of his own to share. Predating Cabin in the Woods by nearly a decade, it's also an ode to teen slasher, both generic and inventive. It's offensive, bloody, sometimes funny and sometimes even scary. It helped establish Roth as a director but for me had very little to say. But hey, that can be okay.

★★★

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