Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever has smegma in it. That's all you need to know about it to know whether or not you're going to like it. No one puts smegma into a movie because it's an utterly disgusting body secretion. But not only does Cabin Fever 2 features a close up shot of a penis oozing blood-tinged white pus, that shot is arguably not the most offensive aspect of the movie. And yet I was oddly captivated by the disastrous sequel, which is a rarity for a movie I can summon no excuses for.

It's fitting that Cabin Fever 2 had it's North American premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Austin, TX, as it's likely to play there again in 10 years. See, the Drafthouse has a weekly event called Weird Wednesday that shows off film oddities from all over the world, and believe me, Cabin Fever 2 is an oddity. It's a gross-out, splatter-happy, straight-to-video worthy sequel to a film that was itself a gross-out and splatter-happy offering, albeit one that was worthy of a theatrical release. But calling it an oddity is not necessarily a condemnation on my end.

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