Personally, I couldn’t see what all the fuss was about to be honest. Maybe it’s because the film is now over 30 years old and I expect something slightly less hammy, less cheesy, bit more polished. It did remind me of those ‘classic’ Hammer Horror films with Christopher Lee in terms of the strangely bad acting and thick, oozy, bright red blood. Of course, I may have missed the point altogether and that it was ahead of its time. Having said all that I was intrigued enough to watch it all the way through from the initial and quite sudden, graphic death scene through to the somewhat abrupt ending.
It did have some creepy parts, it was sinister in nature; the old woman was menacing and there was a strange air of 1970s weirdness about it. Was it scary…? Not really but hey what do I know. You’ve always got to watch the classics, right?