for strong violence, gore, sexuality, language, brief drug use © Lion's Gate 2003
College is finally over and five friends escape to a remote log cabin in the woods to enjoy some last days of decadence before entering the working world. Merriment and good times sour when a delirious stranger covered in bloody sores crashes their party. Shots are fired and the lunatic flees into the woods, but it's too late for our five friends: contact was already made. Soon one member of the circle gets ill and her skin starts to bubble and burn as a trail of oozing sores ravages her flesh. The group's compassion quickly turns to repulsion and terror as their friend deteriorates before their eyes. To protect themselves from further infection, they lock her in a shed. After watching the disease corrode her body, fear of contagion sets in and the companions turn on one another, realizing that any one of them could have it. Crawl into a dark spot and surrender to the sickness, because hope of recovery is miles away. It's fever-time.