YMMV: Cry Baby Lane

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: For Peter Lauer, the director at least. When he heard the film was getting immense hype and was being aired (as well as the immense internet freak out with a reddit user confirmed she had the film recorded on cassette), he was actually flattered, finding it amazing a film he directed 11 years ago would get a roaring fanbase.
  • Hype Backlash: After years of being built up as something truly horrific thanks to various creepypastas, urban legends and recollections from people who watched it when it first aired, many were disappointed at what they considered to be something no scarier than your average episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? or Goosebumps.
  • Memetic Mutation: It's a supposed kid-teen horror film that, for the longest time, became a Missing Episode because it was apparently so scary that parents phoned in complaining about it. This thing is a Real Life, Truth in Television example of all the supposed 'movie / show that only aired once because it was so scary it caused horrible side effects' standard Creepy Pasta setups on the net. Naturally, it obtain many Creepy Pastas on the net about it. After finally getting to air again after an April Fools joke, and revealing to many that it was either So Bad, It's Good or So Bad Its Horrible, it quickly started to become a Discredited Meme.
  • Nausea Fuel: When the apparition of the evil twin starts scarfing down worms, it makes the most disgusting crunching/squishing sound...
    • Three words: Spider.From.Tongue.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Despite how dated the film is, the premise itself is unnerving and very disturbing to say the least.
  • So Bad, It's Good: It's incredibly dated and could be considered average like an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, but it still has it's fans, especially after the hype it got from the creepypasta.