- Broken Base: Fans of the film are split on the comic adaptation.
- Cult Classic: The film wasn't exactly a hit but it has a strong group of fans for being a horror-comedy before Scream popularised the subgenre.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The teenage couple are played by two actors who would star in competing Supernatural Soap Opera TV shows; Holly Marie Combs in Charmed and Glenn Quinn in Angel. Keith Diamond who plays Officer Reitz would also star in Charmed too - as a police officer yet again.
- So Bad, It's Good: It's not exactly a good film, but the over-the-top deaths and punny one liners on the part of the killer make it very entertaining for some.
- Squick: How did Evan Jr. manage to escape the raging mob that killed his father? He was hiding in his mother's corpse, and is shown cutting his way out of it with a scalpel.
YMMV / Dr. Giggles