Why does everyone take this film at face value?
You know, I had heard so many bad things about this film going in, but I actually found it incredibly fascinating, if obviously flawed in some respects (pacing is a big one). It strikes me as a pretty obvious parody of both 1980s horror films, particularly the supernatural slasher that Nightmare on Elm St. popularized, as well as male sexual potency in American pop culture. I mean, come on - a greaser singing rockabilly songs and playing metal solos on a giant guitar-drill? That's so utterly brilliant that I can't believe people are missing what's going on with it. It's pretty much a continuation of the themes the first Slumber Party Massacre worked with; notice that near the end the camera's viewpoint is from the perspective of a victim rather than the killer like in most other slasher films - it's completely deconstructing the genre.
"If you knew how I felt now, you wouldn't act so adult now." - The Replacements