Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014)
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Critic Reviews for Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero
This lazy and uninspired horror sequel is a movie worthy of quarantine.
Director Kaare Andrews' and screenwriter Jake Wade Wall's interminable set-up is hardly worth the uninspired rollout of the second half's carnage follies ...
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero ditches the nasty allegory of Eli Roth's original and Ti West's studio-butchered first sequel for far duller, standard-issue conventions.
Audience Reviews for Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero
Cabin Fever 3 is a bland, poorly constructed horror film that doesn't have anything going for it. The original Cabin Fever was a great film, and paved the way for new ideas in the genre. A sequel appeared years later, but it failed to capture the essence of the original, and it was a poorly made film that just failed to grab your attention, and it failed to really entertain you. This third film in the Cabin Fever is yet again a failed attempt at trying to make a good sequel. This third film has no good storyline to it, and is plagued with some poor performances. Viewers expecting a good, entertaining film will be disappointed, and find this to be a total waste of time, which this film is. I didn't like the film, and thought it was a poor attempt at trying to extend an unnecessary franchise, because let's face it, the filmmakers have run out of ideas. The problem with these films is that, they recycle old ideas, and they have actors that simply can't act. Therefore, the end result suffers, and the film just ends up being a waste of time, which is what this third Cabin Fever film is. Don't expect anything with this film; you'll only get a film that is heavily flawed, and an overall train wreck in terms of delivering genuine horror, which the original one did so well. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero is a poorly constructed horror film that simply doesn't possess anything worthwhile to really make it a standout feature. I hated the film, and with that being said, it maybe and to the filmmakers to stop making these dreadful sequels. Fans of Eli Roth's original film will surely hate this, and find that this second sequel is just a movie that boasts awful, bland performance with a dull story that doesn't grab your attention. Avoid it, if you enjoyed the first Cabin Fever.
This is a poor sequel to really good horror movie. Underrated horror films like Cabin Fever and Wrong Turn have been ruined with crappy straight-to-dvd sequels that seem to get worse and worse. There are a few moments where Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero shines and a few moments of decent to good acting, even if is very scarce among poor to downright horrible acting. Some practical effect shine as well and will make any fan of gory horror films happy, but none compares to the original, of course, and there are some moments and make-up that looked more suited for a zombie film. In fact, I'd be giving this film a slightly higher score if it was a zombie film, because there are moments where it totally seems like they were intending for this film to be a zombie film rather than a Cabin Fever film!
For starters: it's not a prequel (though they're trying so desperately to sell it as one).
The second half of the movie is so dark that it's hard to distinguish characters from one another and what they're doing... Not that the script they're operating from makes any kind of sense. There are characters who plainly interact with the infected and are miraculously spared any ill-effects while the source of the fever (how it made the jump from bayou country in the USA to the tropical jungles of the Dominican Republic) is completely glossed over... as is the villain's motivation for starting an outbreak. But thankfully we get to see how he pulled off his elaborate scheme all throughout the end credits! Spoiler: it involves his unknown (improbable) Lab Rat Whisperer powers to draw in a test subject.
The only impressive thing here is the gore effects and they don't exactly make the movie worth sitting through.
And they said Cabin Fever 2 had problems... Even with the original director's cut hacked to bits and with an unnecessary second ending stitched on, that movie runs circles around this entry.
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