The scene where Lisa kills herself, already meant to be tragic, became even worse after the Phoebe Prince incident and other teen suicides.
Eric, as well as the rest of the football team, get away with raping a girlnote Although Lisa gave consent to losing her virginity, she was sixteen, a minor, so Eric committed statutory rape. because of their "bright futures" with football, with his father defending his actions. Take out the suicide and change the sport to swimming, and you have the story of Brock Turner. That said, given that the villains were already Ripped from the Headlines even at the time the film was made, another incident like it happening was, regrettably, to be expected.
Special Effects Failure: Bad CGI, bad CGI everywhere! While it may be justified due to it being made in the late '90s, it still doesn't account for the fact that all the CGI appears to come from Photoshop.
Values Resonance: It's a horror film about a cultural obsession with sex, and toxic forms of masculinity, made in 1998. Such things were often joked about at the time and frequently dismissed with "boys will be boys", but by the '10s, they had become hot-button issues and major subjects of national debate.