No one expected this movie, at the time, to be this gruesome and this well created. The deaths were so disturbing and they were taking out characters you liked. Unexpected people dying from the get go: the good hearted jock, little Eddie Beckner (also played the poor schlub on 90210 who offed himself) and this was a big deal at the time. He was just a young actor and the death was so disturbing.... they also killed off the kindly lady who ran the restaurant. Rat-faced Dillon brother was the hero of the day. Who scripts that?? And it worked!