This is a cool movie I discovered one Friday back in high school. Disturbing because you feel like you're watching something real that just gets out of hand. May not have the same impact now that it had when I first saw it. I still rate it high for my first impression.
It's too bad to see the luke warm ratings to this flix. Of all the teenage coming of age movies that seemed to be coming out in the 80s (seemingly monopolized by John Hughes) Penelope Spheeris; (actually not too surprisingly considering she's the woman behind such fringe classics as Decline of Western Civilization & Suburbia..unfortunatly she went on to direct Wayne's World and after that and skidded into;in this 2 beer critics opinion anways; shitsville) creates the 2nd greatest (only topped by Fast Times at Ridgemont High) of the lot...you know if you don't @ least like this flix (and Boner the Barbarian) you have absolutely no taste and can eat my fuck..whatever that means