Films: Cabin Fever (2002), Cavin Fever: Spring Fever (2009), Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)
Location: Lake/Civilized Area
Summary: We've covered viruses before, but mostly the people they infect. Never the actual bacteria. But how can you call the victims of this deadly disease monsters at all?! You can't. Say hello to Eli Roth everyone...
History: Somewhere in the forest, there is a deadly strain of bacteria that loves nothing more than to feed on the flesh of anyone unlucky enough to come into contact with it. Its breeding grounds is any body of water it can find. And sure enough, there are plenty of people looking for a good time that inevitably get infected by this bacteria. The results...are not pretty. That's all we can say.
Notable Kills: Every single time the infection comes to fruition is a gory body horror nightmare.
Final Fate: The bacteria kills just about everyone it comes into contact with. Even worse, there are those who unwittingly sell the water it inhabits to places afar. There is no cure in sight, and it stands a good chance of spreading towards the mainland...
Powers/Abilities: The bacteria can not only eat away at the skin in seconds, but some infectees are driven mad by it, particularly wildlife.
Scariness Factor: 5-You innocently ingest some water. Then you feel like you're being set on fire. Then you realize that your skin is coming apart like tissue. As far as you're concerned, you're already dead. It is as if you are becoming a zombie, and you can feel every painful aspect of it. Next time, just swim in chlorinated water.
Trivia: -This film was the directorial debut of Eli Roth, a man practically defined by his affinity for 80's style violence, torture porn, and horror. The same guy who would go on to do the "Hostel" series. He was inspired to do this film after a trip to Ireland left him with a minor skin infection.
-If you were hoping that flesh-eating bacteria was a myth than ho, ho, ho, prepare to be disappointed. Necrotizing fasciitis is what happens when you have a weak immune system, and an injury gets infected. Thankfully, it's incredibly rare, and can be prevented mainly through proper hygiene.