Both the uncensored director's cut of Cabin Fever on Blu-ray and the standard issue DVD release of Cabin Fever 2: Spring Break are available in stores today. Original Cabin Fever director Eli Roth turned over the reigns to Ti West for Part 2 after Lionsgate balked at Roth's own idea for a sequel. Roth originally wanted to make a Song of the South inspired follow-up that had Deputy Winston (Giuseppe Andrews} and his animated forest friends raping dead bodies in the woods. But that's something we'll never see. Right?
Well, in a recent interview, Roth revealed to us that an Easter Egg on the Cabin Fever standard issue DVD release actually shows what his sequel was supposed to be. He told us:
If you have the original Cabin Fever DVD, hidden in the menu selections are little sketches. You can watch them all in a row. It's an Easter Egg on the DVD. If you go to the last page, where it is scenes 25-26-27, and you let it play through two music cycles, the "Cough" bird will come out. When you see the "Cough" bird, if you hit enter, it will play all of the Deputy Winston sketches. And it ends with Deputy Winston and the "Cough" bird. If you look at that last scene, with Deputy Winston and the "Cough" bird, that's what the entire sequel was supposed to be. LionsGate saw that and looked at me like I was insane. The prequel to my sequel. The only connector between Cabin Fever and the sequel that I had in my head is this Easter Egg on the DVD. The original DVD. Not the Blu-ray.
The uncensored director's cut of Cabin Fever on Blu-ray and the standard issue DVD release of Cabin Fever 2: Spring Break are in stores today.