CABIN FEVER (2003) director Eli Roth's sophomore feature serves notice to the self-referential fright films that flourished in the wake of Wes Craven's SCREAM (1996). It's a back-to-basics, gore-and-gristle look at the no-frills nastiness of 1970s films, in which monsters, mutants and ghosts can't hold a candle to the sheer, unadulterated evil that lurks in the hearts of men. And be warned: The raunchy, EUROTRIP (2004)-style sex farce morphs suddenly into a particularly vicious, fish-in-a-barrel variation on Richard Connell's much-adapted, updated and imitated 1924 story, The Most Dangerous Game
. Three lewd, crude backpackers — Americans Paxton (Jay Hernandez)...