Well, when it came out it was one of the "must see" of horror flicks at that time, being pretty wild with the effects and gore, plus an original story and not being limited by it's budget too much. It spawned a sometimes spotty series but more importantly helped kick start the horror market again. Truly an excellent film.
Nice, I think I own one of the original VHS copies of the movie (yes I'm that old) but I do not have it on DVD yet. You guys alway have the collest shit going on. I just found out I am going to be a dad (my first kid) and I already told my wife that I am going to raise our kid on horror movies, rock music, and diet mountain dew. You think it will cause ADD or something? Anyway great contest good luck to all.