Tobe Hooper’s debut. An interesting but flawed combination of cinéma vérité and near surrealism. The nonsense story concerns two hippy couples living in a secluded commune house. Unbeknownst to them, the basement houses a mysterious entity. A cavalcade of visually arresting shots and sequences interrupted by stretches of pretentious dialog and navel-gazing, it announces Hooper as a visual craftsman capable of marrying realistic and formal extremes.