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JamesM’s review published on Letterboxd:
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I saw this film a thousand times when I was a kid, but seeing it as an adult in a sold-out theater made me realize the film is a lot funnier than I remembered it being. Like when I was a kid, I didn't get that Billy's relationship with Sydney is hilariously messed up; he tries to pressure her into having sex the day after she nearly got butchered! I'm not 100% certain if Williamson and Craven were intentionally twisting teenage drama into morbid absurdity, but I like to think it was intentional. Whatever the case, the theater was dying during Billy's scenes with Sydney. Also, everyone clapped when Sydney killed Stu, Gale shot Billy, and Sydney killed Billy. I highly recommend seeing this in theater with an audience.