At Shock Stock last weekend, I was finally able to - thanks to my friend Tal of Toronto Cult Paper - get my hands on a VHS of this bad boy.
So, in honour of this acquisition, I bring you this trailer.
Trailer courtesy of phantomhillbilly.
Watching that, I was immediately transported back to the mid-eighties when it aired here in Canada. It gives me chills, as even that short trailer accurately conveys the tangible dread that emanates from the screen while watching it. The really insane thing is that where the trailer stops, the really horrifying section begins. It's the stuff of nightmares.
Clearly, I look back on the eighties very fondly, so I often forget about some of the uglier things that happened during that decade. I wonder how close we actually came to total annihilation back then.