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Ten Years Have Passed, Time for a Cabin Fever Remake

Cabin FeverI've been a bit slammed today, hence the lack of "Monday Discussion" – but honestly, feel free to cut loose in our comment boards on this one, because it is legitimately irksome. Especially when we get original horror films playing in theaters…and they do just "so-so" to "poor" at the box office because no one is turning out to see them. When that happens we get… A Cabin Fever remake.

Well, to say we're getting one for sure it a bit premature, however, the intent is there, so says B-D.

Cassian Elwes and Evan Astrowsky are spearheading this redo of the Eli Roth-directed 2003 release and I honestly can't see any reason why there is an intent to retread this bloody ground all over again. Yes, you can question any remake, but this in particular is truly puzzling, especially since a direct-to-DVD/VOD entry - Cabin Fever: Patient Zero – is on the way (another sequel was planned but has reportedly been scrapped).

Will a Cabin Fever remake happen? We'll see. But know that there's two producers looking to do it.

So, do we deserve nice things like original horror movies in theaters on a regular basis? Because it sure doesn't feel like it. When people don't come out for originals, well, we get this sorta thing.

  • Juan Asilo

    really a remake of this, come on guys fe realsys,
    the original have everything, jey why dont ya
    make a movie remake of anime of Rin.
    make that.

  • Mumm-Ra

    I dont doubt we will get a remake of it. If the movie companies are going to remake the Grudge, then I can see more 10 to 15 year old movies get reimaged.

  • Dustin

    As much as I love “Cabin Fever”, it will eventually get remade – probably as a watered down, poorly constructed and carelessly rushed SyFy movie of the week. We need more original horror films like “Oculus” (which I loved, loved, LOVED) by way of showing horror is still brewing with fresh ideas and can be done with a great weight of maturity and respect. Hell, even “The Quiet Ones”, despite how much it looks like a typical run-of-the-mill haunted house movie, still looks like a fun little Hammer film. And at least they’re trying to be original, with a new story on an old concept and though, like I said, it looks typical, I still respect Hammer and it looks fun. I’m not against remakes necessarily as new ideas can flesh out from old stories (The Crazies, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) but this? Too soon.

  • Frank Fox

    The word “remake” is thrown around so loosely these days, I would be interested in what the intent for this new film is. While people hate synonyms such as “re-imagining” or “reboot,” sometimes they are appropriate words. I saw “Patient Zero” and liked it much, probably more than the previous two (and I LOVE Ti West…) I hope they continue in that direction.

    • Garett Phalen

      That’s nice, However when It costs 400 million to remake Robocop and drop it from r to aa12 kill the best parts loose the gore you end up with Robocop 2014 FLOP! Footloose 2013 FLOP Dredd 2013 FLOP!! stop wasting cash on remade films they suck they are not required new films are and always will outsell remade garbage!

  • retarded brilliance

    It’s ashame that instead of thinking of original ideas they take the easy way out and think remake. For cabin fever to be remade when the original movie is only 11 years old is just lazy and unimaginative. I hope if they do remake cabin fever it bombs like the sequels.

  • Garett Phalen

    If that`s the rule for remakes Cabin Boy may be a better way to go, it was a flop it could have been funny the lead sucked the story needed tweaking, go remake garbage from the 80s 90s into decent films, naaaah to much of a challenge they would actually have to write something of their own instead of stealing someone else`s work, in the real world remake is called plagiarism

  • amg43010 .

    Lets also do a remake of the Dark knight! Smh

  • DP Craig

    IF…and ONLY if…they’d want it done as a serious film, I’d be willing to tackle writing it and/or doing fx. I actually didn’t like the original film’s goofiness, rather when it got serious was what appealed to me. It has much, much more potential. I would go at it like the Evil Dead film, as it wasn’t really a remake, more over it came across as, “oh…it’s just happening again…somewhat similarly…nicely new enough…thankfully serious and dark in tone.” That’s what needs to be done.