a good older horror film. 1981 isn't terribly old but it does have an old feel to it now. its not a quick cut, ultimate gore excess flick. theres good gore for sure, and a plot thats not entirely unique now but different enough to stand out.
from the start a group of towns people kill a drifter photographer from st. louis. then the kill a family passing through. then other people start showing up dead. theres a whole 'texas chainsaw massacre' vibe going through this...until we start to see the dead people again...!!! and then theres than oddly quaint but somewhat disturbing coroner. things clearly aren't what they seem.
its creepy, gory at points, surprising here and there, but all in all just a good level horror flick.
i do have to say that unfortunately the main character's acting is sub-par and he ruins the shock ending. its a crying shame because some of the other acting in the film is quite nice.
all in all well worth catching once although its 'cult' status is somewhat questionable.