Release dateJune 26, 2014 (2014-06-26) WriterJake Wade Wall (screenplay) Initial releaseFebruary 6, 2014 (Germany) Initial DVD releaseMarch 17, 2014 (United Kingdom) CastSean Astin (Porter), Jillian Murray (Penny), Currie Graham (Dr. Edwards), Ryan Donowho (Dobs), Brando Eaton (Josh), Mitch Ryan (Marcus) Similar moviesCabin Fever 3: Patient Zero and Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever are part of the same movie series
TaglineThe Birth of Fear
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (also known as Cabin Fever 3 or Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero) is a 2014 American horror film directed by Kaare Andrews and written by Jake Wade Wall. Starring Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan, Lydia Hearst and Sean Astin, the film is the third installment in the Cabin Fever franchise and acts as a prequel to the previous two films.
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The story centers about the initial outbreak of the virus. On a remote island, a prisoner named Porter (like Typhoid Mary, he is a carrier unaffected by the virus) is being held in a lab by scientists trying to create a vaccine. In an attempt to free himself, Porter forces a lockdown of the station and spreads the virus outside of the lab by infecting a mouse.
When four friends on a bachelor party boat ride land on the island, two of them are infected by swimming in the contaminated water. Searching for help, they make their way to the science lab but find everyone inside infected or dead. The remaining survivors, Marcus and Camila leave the island with Porter. Tricking them into drinking contaminated water and destroying the boat engine, following with an unknown ending. Porter is the only person to leave the island in the end.
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero received mostly negative reviews from critics. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 25% rating based on 20 reviews. On Metacritic, the film has a 28 out of 100 rating based on 11 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
A fourth entry in the series, entitled Cabin Fever: Outbreak, was planned to be filmed back-to-back with Patient Zero, but it was eventually scrapped. The remake of Cabin Fever was released in February 2016. Eli Roth, the writer and director of the original film, produced the remake.
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on July 22, 2014 under the record label Sumthing Else Music Works. The music was composed by Kevin Riepl, who has previously worked with Kaare Andrews on The ABCs of Death.