The heated worldwide controversy concerning this legendary lowbudget slasher is a bit hard to assess more than forty years later. It is indeed gritty and gruesome, but not gorier than other movies of its time. It comes across, however, as one of the strongest cinematic arguments for vegetarianism until the release of »Babe« in 1995.
Unfiltered, primordial scares. In my book of sensory and bodily assault.