From Icon Films comes another double Blu-ray feature
which contains both Cabin Fever and Wrong Turn on
one single disc. The first movie Cabin Fever, a surival
horror stars Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina
Vincent, Joey Kern and Arie Verveen and is directed by Eli Roth.
The story itself revolves around a group of friends
who decide to visit a desolate cabin in the mountains as a
celebration for their final year in college. Unfortunately just as
their partying is about to start, something happens to Karen as her
flesh becomes singed by some strange creature that has been
burrowing in her body.
Without any means to contact or flea to the outside
world, their fears begin to manifest as they soon discover that they
are not alone. It’s a classic and clichéd science fiction horror
that is reminiscent of movies such as the Invasion of Body Snatchers
or Slither. The stars of the movie are Rider Strong as Paul and
Jordan Ladd as Karen who add some realism to their characters, even
though much of their acting is quite overtop, however it’s
entertaining to watch this story unfold.
It has enough twists
and frights to keep you entertained, although nothing too memorable,
Cabin Fever is an interesting attempt on this already crowded genre.
On Blu-ray, the video and audio quality is good,
however cannot be compared to those reference Blu-ray discs of
today. Nevertheless, Cabin Fever is definitely a movie for
those that loves this genre.
The next movie which compliments Cabin Fever
is Wrong Turn which stars the gorgeous Eliza Dushku (Buffy
the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) and is carefully directed by Rob
Schmidt. The tale of Wrong Turn revolves around Chris who
has scored an interview in another town. Unfortunately for Chris,
things go awry and his three hour trip has been thrown a spanner due
to an accident on the road.
Deciding to take a shortcut which is ALWAYS
a bad move in these movies, he takes a desolate road which will
hopefully lead him to Raleigh where his interview is. Fast forward
to another group who have taken this “shortcut” and a group of
friends are stranded in the middle of nowhere, of course without any
mobile phone coverage.
Racing down this road, Chris accidentally hits their
car which causes tensions among all involved. Upon further
investigation, they realise that something is amiss and they split
up into two groups, two who stay with the cars and the others in
search of some remnants of civilization.
They soon discover that something or someone is
hunting them one by one and from here a classic game of cat and
mouse begins in this horror thriller that has enough twists and
turns to keep most viewers entertained. The cinematography of this
movie really assists in the atmosphere and although nothing too
memorable, Wrong Turn will keep you glued to the screen with
the almost predictable ending.
On Blu-ray, the video and audio quality looks quite
decent on our high definition TV with vibrant colours, sharp images
and a true surround sound experience. Definitely a good Blu-ray disc
for those on a budget with two interesting thrillers!