Eli Roth Would Like To Revisit ‘Cabin Fever,’ ‘Hostel’ Films

by Thomas Tuna

Maybe you can go home again.

Eli Roth may be busy with his growing Thanksgiving horror film franchise (Thanksgiving 2 is in the planning stage right now for a 2025 release window), but the filmmaker hasn’t forgotten his first two forays into the genre.

During a recent interview on Cinepop, Roth said he’d like to return to his Hostel and Cabin Fever franchises someday. “There’s a lot more to do with Hostel,” he said. “I’d love to go back to Hostel at some point–and Cabin Fever, as well.”

Roth added that those franchises “are a part of me–like my children–and I feel like I’ve been ignoring them for too long. I’d love to go back to them in some way. I have ideas.”

Roth helmed the first two Hostel entries and the original Cabin Fever, but left the chair for the balance of the franchises. But this time–if he returns to his early movies–he’ll be at the controls. “I would direct them,” he said. “I don’t want them in anyone else’s hands.”

Cabin Fever–the 2002 directorial debut for Roth–follows a group of college graduates who rent a cabin in the woods and fall victim to a flesh-eating virus. Hostel–Roth’s 2005 horror pic–follows a group of American tourists who are captured by an organization that lets people torture and kill others.

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