Question: What was in the box that the locals brought with them from the general store when they went to the cabin to take care of the infected teens? They referred to it as the kit, and it was carried by the heavy bald guy who got the screwdriver in his ear.
Question: I just want to know when the girl flips over her boyfriend in the sex scene what in the world is she supposed to be doing?
Answer: Sticking her finger up his bottom. I believe it is mentioned in one of the commentaries.
Question: Why do the townsfolk let people come into town if there is a disease in the water. How are they staying alive? Do they know about it?
Answer: They don't know about it. The only resident in town to contract the disease was the hermit. The sheriff even remarks to Deputy Winston on his radio that the kids at the cabin were going on a killing spree and that they had some kind of skin disease, indicating the disease was heretofore unknown to them. It's possible that the hermit's dog was the carrier.
Question: What happened with Paul at the end and why did the police just kill everybody instead of getting help?
Answer: Paul returns briefly in the sequel, where he is hit and killed by a bus. The local doctor's office did not have the resources to take care of the virus, so rather than take any infected survivors to the county hospital, the police decided to make an attempt to contain and end the outbreak by killing them instead.
Question: Would a PUR water purifier filter out the disease in the water?
Answer: It really depends on whether the disease is virus or bacteria, in addition to what size it is as to whether a filter would keep it out. Boiling the water would almost certainly do it.
One girl was drinking tea, she had to boil water for that, and she still got it.
Gotta boil it for 10 minutes or so.
Question: At the end, when the police are burning the bodies at the cabin, "party man" deputy says he thinks there's another body, and it's in the basement. Everyone staying at the cabin is dead and accounted for. Whose body, and what basement, is he talking about?
Answer: One of the store people were thrown into the basement by Paul. it is only seen in the directors cut.
Question: So what exactly is cabin fever? Like I get that it's a virus... But what does it do? I know it's referred to as a "skin eating virus" but what exactly is it? What exactly does it do? Does it kill you? Just what is it and where did it come from?
Answer: In real life, "cabin fever" is not a disease or infection caused by bacteria or viruses. It's a term used when someone or a group of people become irritable, restless, or even claustrophobic after being in a confined space for long periods of time (such as in a cabin during the winter when going outside is difficult or impossible). In the movie, the disease is said to be caused by a virus, which was waterborne and spread through contaminated water. The origin of the disease is not given, but many animals can be carriers of diseases without showing signs and could have infected the water (through urinating, defecating, or dying in the water). The dog somehow got infected (possible through drinking contaminated water) and passed it to the owner through blood contact. From there the virus spread through blood contact or contaminated drinking water. However, "flesh-eating" diseases are caused by bacteria. They don't actually eat flesh, the bacteria end up destroying or killing soft tissue (such as muscles and skin) and releasing toxins. This can result in rashes and vomiting blood, and if the toxin are potent enough and get in the blood stream, can cause death.
Question: What was Paul doing with the Listerine in the bathroom after the sex scene?
Answer: He was making an attempt to disinfect his lower private parts so he wouldn't get the "fever".
Question: What was the whole pancakes scene about with Dennis? I just don't understand it.
Answer: The writer saw the boy's martial arts skills and wrote in that part just for him to be in the movie.
Answer: I don't know if this will help or not but there is a scene close to the end where Paul is in the hospital. He is being wheeled in on a stretcher and he goes past a room that shows a person in a giant rabbit costume offering some pancakes to Dennis.
Question: What was the first song that played in the credits?
Answer: Hi there, can't give you a name as it's been a long long time since I watched Cabin Fever. However, amazon.com has the listing for the soundtrack and you can listen to samples so hopefully it will help you find what you are looking for - http://www.amazon.com/Cabin-Fever-Various-Artists/dp/samples/B0000C3ICN/ref=dp_tracks_all_1/103-5216138-1263057#disc_1
Question: Was the dog the host of the virus?
Answer: Yes the hermit's dog in the beginning was not Grim's dog. If you watch the scene you will see him go over to his sick dog and blood sprays him in the face.
Answer: No, the virus was already there before Grim and Dr. Mambo (the killer dog) get there. The townspeople seem to have known about it for quite some time.
Answer: It was never revealed.