Worth a rental at the very least.
To say too much would spoil the fun, but it's hard to imagine the kind of experience one would have watching this film in the theatre, the way it was meant to be seen. Without a doubt, anyone seated in the standard rows of their local mulitplex would be able to catch other film patrons anxiously looking behind them every few minutes as if to assure themselves that the movie is a work of fiction. Though the story at the film's heart would be of little interest to anyone not suffering from ommetaphobia (though you're bound to gasp in shock at least once), the elements surrounding it and mindbending transit across the suspension of disbelief are enough to warrant at least one viewing.
This movie is great at getting into your head, and has a pretty original twist considering the time it came out. Zelda Rubenstein is classically creepy in the role of " The Mommy ", perhaps topping her most well-known role in Poltergeist. My absolute dream would be watching this movie in an old theater with a bunch of friends.
* i'm waiting for mommy!! *