My god, I can’t stand to hear people who love this movie praise it so highly. It’s a mid-range 80’s horror movie; nothing more, possibly less.
The main character is annoying as fuck. I can’t speak for high school girls but I imagine his shrill prepubescent voice would close up the vaginal playground faster than wet shit in a public pool.
The effects are alright. The music is lacking, especially considered the content. It’s just an alright movie. The playing the record backwards thing was a fun rumor when I was a kid so I thought that was kind of alright. If you don’t expect much it entertains just enough to pass the time.