I'm a huge fan of the John Carpenter version & this is a very different film but I still loved it. Margaret Sheridan is a real standout in the cast. I'd be fine if the whole film was her flirting w/ Capt. Hendry!
Roger Corman isn't a huge fan of doing comedy (the Poe films were probably his sweet spot) so it's surprising that he handles this satire so well. Dick Miller is perfect as a wannabe artist who keeps getting rejected by beatniks.
PG-13 horror gets a bad rap. People think they're soft w/out an R rating. But their true purpose is to scar children for life & that's pretty hardcore. Anyway, don't let your kids see this–unless you want them to grow up cool.
Kirsten Johnson follows up her transcendent CAMERAPERSON by taking an unflinching look at her father in the early stages of dementia. She's going to lose him before he dies but for now they can still find the humor in a difficult situation.