If a B rated slasher film looked at itself and the mirror and said "your good enough, your scary enough, and gosh darn it people like you!" this is the reflection it would see! It brought me right back to my childhood watching the late night stabfests with my babysitter! Yes it is a lost art and NO the makers of the movie were not trying to live up to some 21st Century "found film" BS that is all the rage. This is vintage baby! I have a copy of this DVD and play it on a continuous loop every Halloween. Why? Because its thematic! It is like going to Jekyll & Hydes in Manhattan to see all the Bela Lugosi films playing in the background. It sets the tone! Its fun! Plus I like to support small independent film makers. It is Directors like Michael Hall who keep pushing the envelope, working to improve their craft. Stay in it for the thrill and emotional gain they get. Not just crank out crap for the masses! This looked about as fun to make as it was to watch! I love it!