Director Ted Nicolaou described this film on the commentary: "I wanted this movie to be one of those movies that if you were a kid and saw it on T.V. it would haunt you, like 'what the hell was that?'"
That is the exact set of conditions I saw this film. It's Terrorvision and The Dark Backward and Gilbert Gottfried mugging on USA's Up! All Nite that shaped me into the person I am today.
So that's who to fucking blame.