Shaun Deegan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Always a good time watching movies with Joe Bob Briggs, even if I've seen it 20 times already - two of those viewings this year.
It often gets taken for granted, which causes people to kind of dismiss it, treating it more like a museum exhibit than a vital piece of filmmaking. It wasn't the first film to do a lot of what it does, but I think you could argue, that it is the first one that had a great director at the helm.
Carpenter elevates every p[iece of this thing, never settling, and always doing something interesting and fresh with his approach. Between him and Dean Cundey, they really made something special here, that is memorable because of the craft rather than just cheap shocks and scares.