* FairForItsDay: It opened to good reviews and high praise for its effects. See the NightmareFuel page for some of the firsts it achieved in film too.
* {{Narm}}: That unspeakably goofy scene where the local kids decide to have a sock hop in the same gymnasium as ''[[TooDumbToLive a giant man-eating spider]]'' and discover that hard way that ThePowerOfRock isn't always a good thing.
** Well, the band's leader ''did'' ask for the music [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor loud enough "to wake the dead"]]...
* SoBadItsGood: In the eyes of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 some people]], anyway.