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Feature 8.0
Video 7.9
Audio 8.0
Total 8.0
Distributor: Icon
Reviewer: Andrew Bistak
Classification: MA15+

8.0


Wrong Turn / Cabin Fever

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!






 
 



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