Wow. All of my positive comments for this micro-budget film must be given with the understanding that the script is shit. Absolute shit. But if you take the film as an avant-garde art piece (which, no matter what the Criterion Collection tells you, was unintentional) it is a remarkable piece of work. Wonderful images, some creepy-as-hell performances and great sound design. This brings up some interesting aesthetic arguements. Should a work be considered valid when its merits come, for lack of a better word, accidentally? The sound design, for example, is so effective because the budget was so low that much of the film was shot without any location sound and the sound elements were put in all afterwards. This is hard for the greatest technicians to pull off — but in the context of a supernatural story the disconnect makes everything work all the better. Anyway, recommended for people who like non-narrative film.