Might represent the perfect storm of early 00's horror, with Eli Roth splitting the difference between Lynchian surrealism (Angelo Badalementi music, bumbling Sheriff's deputy) and the horror-comedy of Sam Raimi, not to mention the practical effects by "Walking Dead's" Greg Nicotero. The film is so good, it suggests an alternate career path Roth could have taken, but his brand of humor is on full display here.
A ridiculous over-the-top comedy with stylized writing/directing so sharp that it cuts like a knife. I think most people missed the point with Cabin Fever. It's not supposed to be a groundbreaking horror film, but rather a comedic homage with an extremely dark sense of humor.
I saw this movie for the second time now after several years and even so I did not care much about it the first time, I have to say I really like it now. I think its a really clever hommage to classic 80s Horror. I also liked the quirky humor in this one. It also has a really effective soundtrack. Overall, I can really recommend it to fans of classic horrormovies.
Better than I first thought. A lot of weird people around there. But why not risk more ironic moments (there have been a few near the end, the small sequence with the harmonica is brillant) and cut out some of the stereotype figures and dialogues from the script?