These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Vindicated by History: A little bit. When the film was originally released, critics universally loathed it (some calling it the worst movie of 1932), it only made decent money, and it was more or less forgotten after its first run had finished. It experienced a bit of a revival once it was released on video in the 80's, and it's now a minor Cult Classic (it did have a band named for it, after all!) and critics, though still disparaging the acting, tend to be more appreciative of its smart cinematography and spooky atmosphere.