Sean Astin in Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014)

Avoid Like the Plague

Marcus (Mitch Ryan) is about to marry the attractive and wealthy Kate (Claudette Lalí) so his old friends plan to take him for one last hoorah with a bachelor party on an abandoned island. The trouble is that the island is not abandoned as at an old research facility scientists are holding Porter (Sean Astin), a carrier of a deadly virus, against his will as he may also end up being the cure. When thanks to Porter's frustration the virus escapes the island becomes a battleground as Marcus and his friends not only have to deal with those who become infected by the virus but also those who aren't.

First things first and I have never been a huge fan of the "Cabin Fever" movies and felt the original, which many were impressed by, was overrated but compared to "Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero" the original almost seems Oscar worthy. But then "Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero" is just your basic virus, horny teens on a get away combination movie and it is so generic and devoid of originality that there is nothing which makes it stand out from the crowd.

Actually that is a lie because "Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero" feels like the work of two directors hacked together to try and make a movie. On one hand we have the dark, atmospheric scenes in the research lab which features the over use of slow motion and close ups. And then on the other hand we have the typical young friends getting high and getting laid in a remote location. Whilst you have the flesh eating virus which is the connection the only other connection is if there is an attractive actress there will be at least an underwear shot and in one case a topless scene.

Basically what I am saying is that "Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero" is not only cliche but poorly done cliche with nothing to make it enjoyable. This is down to many things including that not one character is likeable so in the end you don't care if anyone gets off the island alive or unaffected.

What this all boils down to is that "Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero" was not a good movie and a bit of a slog to keep watching. In fairness the early scenes inside the research lab were semi decent but the rest of the movie wasn't.