Anyone up for lemonade? I'm pretty sure the kids just got the water from some creek...anyways...I was dissapointed with this movie. It wasn't the gore fest i was hearing so much about, and it was dull, alot. Expectations kill movies (except freddy vs jason). i give it a 3/10. what did you guys think?
I saw it last night and got creeped out.A flesh-eating virus is more eerie than a bunch of campers hacked up by a madman to me.What I liked the most was the humor in the movie.When Bert was asked why he was shooting at squirrels and he replyed "Because their gay", and the whole "PANCAKES!!,PANCAKES!!" sceen were the highlights for me.It was cool that the director made a cameo and the fact that it paid tribute to movies like "Deliverence" with all the hillbillies makes me give it 9 out of ten.Sorry----hillbillies really scare the hell out me.
I work with a guy who had (or has, depending on whom you get the gossip from) pinworms in his ass. Apparently his kids had them and through an unknown manner (it's best if the manner remains unknown), the guy got "assworms."
A little more backstory:
Us library people got free passes to go to the advance showing of "Cabin Fever." I should've taken a pass.
Now, the movie:
I was going in expecting a decent movie which would add a spin to the horrow wheel-- somthing akin to "20 Days Later" (which wasn't that great anyways, but hopefully will put the creative fire under some up-and-coming filmmakers' asses to produce something that's never been made before or something that's been made, but better.)
As the credits began to roll, I looked over at my lady friend and said "What was that?"
Up until Thursday night I thought that "House of 1,000 Corpses" was the worst movie ever made (or rather, worst movie ever released). But after viewing "Cabin Fever," I have to reneg on that claim.
There were so many plot holes (they couldn't walk to town the day after the hermit attack?), crappy characters who deserved to die not because the story dictates that they do, but for my sanity -- the sooner everyone dies, the sooner I can go home, and the scourge of just about every modern-day movie -- wasted potential.
I don't know which is scarier: that I like "House of 1,000 Corpses" better or that I sat next to the assworm guy while watching a movie about a flesh-eating disease.
I have to say it's one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time. I can look at a movie for what it is an enjoy it for it's campiness or it's silliness, basically take them for what they're worth. A perfect example of that would be Freddy vs. Jason. Not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not really supposed to be. It knows it's place and gets in and does what it was supposed to do, and that's why I liked that movie so much. But Cabin Fever is just so terrible on just about every level. Not scary at all. Not really even entertaining at all. And as it goes on and on, it just gets more and more absurd and stupid.
Here's an example. I'm going to give a bit of a plot point here, so if you don't want to know anything going into this monstrosity of a movie, move along. But hopefully you'll read this and realize what a crap pile the movie is and not go see it. So two of your friends have gotten this "disease" that is slowly killing them. Your boyfriend has run off into the woods and proven himself to be a big dick. What do you do? Why, you hop in the bathtub and shave your legs of course! Wait, what? Yeah. Right in the middle of the build to the "climax" of the movie, this girl gets in the bath tub and starts shaving her legs while crying. What the fuck?
I was extremely terribly disappointed in this movie. This was supposed to be the "movie horror fans have been waiting years for"? Um, no. I have read good reviews of this movie. I love horror movies. I even love BAD horror movies, because most of the time they're so bad they're funny and campy. This movie was not funny bad. It's just B-A-D. Please, do yourself a favor and do not see this movie.
CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEE!! Everybody say cheese!
I loved this movie, absolutely hilarious! Those of you who go to horror movies for plot or to be scared are going for the wrong reasons. There isn't going to be a coherent plot, you're not going to be that scared. What you can be guaranteed of, however, is being entertained and that certainly was entertaining. The beginning of the movie was the worst, being held together only by Bert and the waiting of the virus to infect one of the four. But by the time the blonde girl drank the infected water, things got entertaining in a HURRY. The panicked, ill-formed reactions of the college twerps, obviously not used to any kind of crisis, is pure gold. From smashing their own car, to selfishly abandoning everyone with 2 packs of beer under their arm, to shaving their legs for no reason, to beating to death their love with a shovel when there's a gun RIGHT THERE, everything was hysterical. Gore, gore, and more gore followed by comedy, comedy, and then gorey-comedy. The best part, though, is definitely the kung-fu pancake hillbilly kid. If you had any doubts about the movie being cheese, his big scene should've informed you to stop taking the movie seriously. It was absolutely hilarious!!!
(edited by BoromirMark on 14.9.03 1307) "People use freedom of speech to make up for freedom of thought, which they lack." - Kierkegaard
That's the problem I had with the movie, actually. It seemed like it didn't know what it wanted to be; either a cheesy campy horror movie or a serious horror movie. It jumped all over the place and was completely incoherent in it's ideals. As I said, I can watch a cheese flick and enjoy it, but this was not a cheese flick. This was simply a bad movie.
I watched the movie this weekend with my wife and her brother. Sure, it had plot holes aplenty, but it was FUN! The last 15-20 minutes of the movie were pure comedy cheese. Watch it in an MST3K mood and you'll have a blast.
Pancake Boy was a hoot, but the sight gag right before the closing credits (getting the rifle) had the whole theater rolling. After an hour and a half of concentrated nastiness, it was the perfect antidote.
"When WCW tries to be racy, it's generally about as light-heartedly entertaining as watching a man rape a woman in a chicken yard." -- Dark Cheetah
I agree that the last seen was great. It showed that the movie wasn't taking itself as serious as we thought.The only thing that was taking serious was the blood-letting(Jesus can a person really vomit that much blood?)I still think that the movie was better than 1000 Corpses and I'm glad that I had the chance to see it in theaters.Hopefully it'll play at our local drive-in(that would be sweet!)
Those going in looking for a serious horror movie will be badly disappointed. This is more Evil Dead than Dawn of the Dead.
To rate it Joe Bob style: Six breasts. (Okay, two breasts displayed three times.) Shotgun fu. Shovel fu. Screwdriver fu. Axe fu. Flaming branch fu. Biting Mullet Boy fu. Ten dead bodies. Two dead dogs. One dead deer. Gratuitous violence against squirrels. Gratuitous fingering scene. Two sex scenes. Poking a corpse with a stick in the dumbest possible way. One racial joke with an awesome payoff later on. Disturbing feminine hygiene scene. Profuse blood vomiting. Multiple paranoid freakouts. Improper harmonica placement. And the best line I've heard in a movie so far this year:
(Store clerk catches frat boy shoplifting from the general store) STORE CLERK: You wanna give me one reason why you'd wander off with that Snickers bar, son? FRAT BOY: ...The nougat?
(edited by vsp on 15.9.03 1142) "When WCW tries to be racy, it's generally about as light-heartedly entertaining as watching a man rape a woman in a chicken yard." -- Dark Cheetah