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5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the scariest Films of all time..., 31 Oct. 2003
...and that's not an overstatement. Like one or two of the previous reviewers, I too saw this film in the early 80's and at an age of around 12-13. I remember watching it with a friend with the lights off. It petrified us! Then, around 1996 I was at a video fair and found an old VHS copy. I watched it with some buddies and told them about how it scared the living day lights out of me when I was younger and that it would probably be rubbish now. However, it was just as frightening! All four 25 year old lads sat scared stiff all the way through!
What really adds to the fear factor is the grainy, poor quality film stock it was shot on. That was probably due to lack of funds but it actually enhances the overall feel. The acting is first class, the direction spot on. This film deserves to be up there with the Omens and The Exorcists, but for whatever reason it remains one of the best kept secrets in horror movies. Go on, scare yourself silly!!