Okay, let’s get this one out of the way early just in case you get curious enough to track it down and give it a look. Why early? Because you might want to have time to recover from the shock and trauma of what you see before Halloween actually rolls around. Sounds extreme? Think I’m joking? I’m not. I know people who will swear this film damn near traumatized them when they saw it without being warned of the contents, and even a few who knew going in what they were in for.
When this film comes up in these situations, a friend of mine likes to tell people at convention panels he’s on that this is a film that most people who love film should see at least once if only to see one extreme of what film is capable of. I tend to throw some qualifiers on that. This is a film that anyone who loves film and the power that film can hold over the viewer should see providing that person has a strong stomach and has never been prone to having nightmares.