I watched this movie with my parents and some of their friends when I was four years old. It scared the hell out of me and my mom covered my eyes at the "really scary" parts. I spent over 25 years trying to find it (since it's clearly not the kind of movie that gets aired on TV on the "old ass movie channel"). I came across it by chance a little while ago when someone played it for a group of friends.
It's... not as good as I remembered it. Still a fun film, but not quite as "scary" as I thought. I loved Jan Hammer's score though.
This was one of several cheesy movies I bought on VHS when the mom & pop video rental place close to our house shut down and started unloading their tapes for cheap.
I can remember the first time I watched it I wondered why the auto mechanic kept her toolbox East-Jesus other side of the fucking garage when she was working on cars. Wheel it over by the car you're working on, you dumb shit. Then you won't have to walk for five minutes to get a tool.
And later, I realized it was because they wanted her to have more screen time and couldn't think of another way to give it to her. I guess actually working on an engine for five minutes isn't as interesting or sexy as slowly walking over to get a socket wrench.