You guys are all making great points. Yes Mondo...that's an awesome observation. This was a horror movie for geeks made by geeks.
It's hard to classify this because it is not as easily filed away as most. I think peoples inability to label it definitely verifies that it was a very 'off-the-beaten-path' kind of flick. I saw this the same day as DETENTION, which is also a head-scratcher. I strongly recommend you guys see that too. It's a lot more abstract and very open to interpretation so I look very much forward to your opinions of it. It's good to see that some folks are still pushing the boundaries of genre films even if the results are mixed.
I ordered the novelization of cabin...which is based on the original screenplay. According to the amazon reviews some of the more FAQ's are addressed in the book. So some of the clarity may have been sacrificed in the editing room. I will tell you what i find out.