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IFC Midnight Acquires Distribution Rights to Cabin Fever Remake

The somewhat puzzling Cabin Fever remake has landed North American distribution with IFC Midnight. I use the word puzzling because it is reportedly using the exact same script as the original (which is only 13 years old). The reboot is set for a theatrical (and presumably simultaneous VOD) release in 2016.

Eli Roth (who co-penned the script for the original film (on which this remake is based) with Randy Pearlstein is executive producing project. It is directed by Travis Zariwny (Intruder). 

The remake stars Gage Golightly (Teen Wolf), Samuel Davis (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3), Matthew Daddario (36 Saints) and Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl).

When the remake was announced last year, Roth offered the following insight: “Travis [Zariwny] had an amazing vision for my original script, and as a scary movie fan I really wanted to see it,” said Roth last year. “I almost see this like re-staging a play, and I’m excited to see what ideas Travis and the cast bring to it. They’re all fans of the original and want to make a film that’s a new classic and I believe they will.”

Cabin Fever catches up with a group of friends that rent a cabin in the woods for a wilderness getaway. Shortly after the fivesome arrives at their destination, they begin to notice strange goings on. A drifter shows up at the doorstep of their rental with a strange skin condition that begins to spread like wildfire.

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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