Imagine being the guy who had to tell someone that they wanted to get the guy who made this to adapt "Lord of the Rings". Must have been one hell of a night.
Jackson's energy here (and in "Bad Taste") reminds me a lot of Riami's throughout his earlier days, except Jackson seems to have more love for gore and creative ways to murder people/show gore than anyone else at the time and nowadays especially.
The effects and use of dynamic angles make the whole experience a blast from start to finish, even if it does take a bit to properly get going, but once it does, it's a hell of a lot of fun.
Also I think I have a problem since this is like the ninth horror movie I've watched in the span of five days help.