Honestly I think it is meant to be funny rather than scary.
I saw it on release at the cinema and I don't remember being disappointed at all with it. I have since bought the dvd and rewatched it recently, and still find it not bad.
Admittedly, it owes a lot to Molly Ringwald. Just being fabulous.
Here she plays a fading star, but she's so glamorous with it. And kind of bitchy. Really, even if the movie did suck, it would still be worth watching for her appearance.
The rest of the cast are pretty much unknown Australians. (Aside from Kylie Minogue, who dies very early on). They are not bad for this genre. The actress who plays Hester I thought had a nice quality on screen, pity she seemed to have not done much else.
I don't think it will be the best movie anyone ever watched, but it does have its moments.
Yeah, still don't want to see it.