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Cast: Sean Astin, Currie Graham, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton
A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed. In the aftermath of a massacre, the only people left alive are a handful of secretive medical personnel and "Patient Zero" (Sean Astin), the lone person who’s been exposed to the disease and shows no symptoms. Can they find a way to survive and escape, or will the virus consume them all in a bloodbath of chaos and carnage?
"Cabin Fever: Patient Zero" is about a group of friends who travel to the Caribbean for a little vacation and a friend's wedding. The groom and his three friends decide to take a boat out to a deserted island to have their bachelor party but what they do not know is that the island including the water that surrounds it are infected with a flesh eating virus. Meanwhile there is an abandoned building on the island that is not as empty as the group might think. Inside is Dr. Edwards and his team along with Patient Zero, a man who is carrying the virus but is not infected himself. He could be the answer for a cure but the doctor seems to have other ideas which include becoming very rich.
These two story lines run side by side for a good bit switching between one another until two from the group stumble on the building while searching for help after their two friends become infected. "Cabin Fever: Patient Zero" is probably a film that did not need to be made, hell they could of stopped after the first Cabin Fever and no one would of complained but here they are at number 3. I can say that this one was a bit better than the second film but that is not saying much since the last film was not very good, still I did enjoy this even with its flaws.
The film could of used more character development and some work on some of the effects and the story could of used a bit more work as well but over all I found the film to be pretty entertaining. What I was hoping for was some killing and some blood and guts and I got plenty of both. As far as an infection/outbreak film goes there is lots of gooey, gory fun that should please all fans. The film also manages to mustard up some good tension and suspense.
As far as the acting goes Sean Astin is the best of the bunch playing Patient Zero. The rest of the cast did a good job as well considering what they had to work with.
Production wise I thought the cinematography and sound were both good and the island and deserted lab added just the right amount of atmosphere needed.
So in the end the film could of been a lot better but considering the low budget I thought they did a fine job sticking to the basics and making good use of what they had at hand. So if you like this sort of horror film then I recommend checking this one out. There is plenty of blood and gore to make everyone happy. Also before I forget, be sure to stick around for the credits for some scenes that fill in some of the missing story. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, you can order the DVD HERE and the Blu-ray HERE.
Released by Image Entertainment/RLJ Entertainment
*** Out Of *****