Yes the 1987 film is a bad taste movie but, for instance, the camera work is vastly superior to most indie films from the era. This probably has something to do with director J. Michael Muro being credited as steady-cam operator in many a fine movie. He clearly knows his trade. The effects are also surprisingly good for an indie film and, whilst not perfect, hold their own and add to the film… and special effects are needed for the main storyline…
The imdb page is here.