I agree, I didn't care for it much myself. I have to say that I watched the Director's commentary to see if I could figure out what he was trying to do with this movie and he said that he grew up really liking American horror movies and the dinner scene was his homage to TCM. He also said that the scene between Bartel and the singer was an homage to Psycho, with Norman Bates and Janet Leigh. After watching this crazy movie, I found myself wondering the most about Gloria (not about why she left, that was pretty obvious), but was she the only woman in the whole damned town? And if so, were all the younger guys her kids? Sorry, I know the movie sucked, but it made me wonder all this weird shit. This may be one of the strangest movies I've ever watched.