There are really only 2 slasher sequences. Good soundtrack, I guess.
I’m a slasher fan and this is an instant classic, because it’s the kind of movie you know you’re going to want to rewatch and/or watch with your friends. Plus, it has enough going thematically that it’s discussable. With creative kills, likable characters, decent gore, some funny bits, resourceful production design, and fairly good pacing, the milieu and drag queens slot into the tropes and archetypes quite naturally. (The “don’t go in there!” moment in this movie is a guy getting into a stranger’s car.)
Kerr considered this her best performance: she's holding so much in her face. (Her technical control is stunning.) I can't think of many actors who can create a character who's simultaneously terrifying and whom you're terrified for. Horror royalty all around, really: Martin Stephens (Village of the Damned) and Pamela Franklin (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Legend of Hell House) are perfectly cast as definitely traumatized, either smarmy or sinister children, depending on your reading. Disturbing and genuinely scary.