Cringe before the 1st gruesome image from Cabin Fever prequel

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Wanna see what happens when a hungry little virus makes a meal of your birthday suit? Check out this spoilery set shot of a cast member stripped of more than her dignity in the just-wrapped Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.

Eli Roth's original Cabin Fever came out in 2003 and created a storm of protests, but it did sensational sales for its minuscule $1.5 million budget. In the bloody vein of later torture-porn-type survival horror fare like Hostel, Vacancy, Wolf Creek and Wrong Turn, Roth's film capitalized on a new wave of ultra-violent, gore-splattered horror flicks that held their tongues firmly planted against their cheeks while lapping up the cash.

A direct sequel, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Break, was released in 2009 to mostly awful reviews and faded fast from the box-office scene. Roth has no connections to the latest film.

This terrifying on-set tweet from doomed Patient Zero victim Jillian Murray was taken right before her onscreen demise at the hands of a menacing flesh-rending microscopic monster. The text in her message stated, "5 sec before I die. That's what 9hrs straight of make-up looks like!"

Someone break out the aloe vera! Starring LOTR's Sean Astin, Brando Eaton, Lydia Hearst, Gillian Murray and Mitch Ryan, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero is being directed by ex-comic book artist Kaare Andrews and is billed as a prequel to Roth's backwoods neo-horror romp. Here's the synopsis:

"When a cruise ship in the Caribbean collides with an abandoned research vessel, a deadly virus is unleashed. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all."

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero is set for release sometime in 2013. Impressed with the fleshy peek?

(via Bloody Disgusting)

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