This over-the-top maniac Charles Manson-like cult movie is helped by crazy camera angles, idiotic stunts and laughable acting, mostly done by usual film director Sam Raimi and a cast of non-actors. It have a rebellious "I don't care about anything else than having fun" vibe over it and it is why it is impossible to take it serious but still be hugely entertained by it.
Becker exploits and exaggerates conservativist fears through this c-grade Vietnam-Vet-Action-Horror. Stryker and military buddies apply the lessons of surprise violence when returning to a hometown filled with vagrant and counter-culture villains. Becker enjoys executing violence, which appropriately evokes the adrenaline-induced violence of military men, but is excessively joyous to the point of real terror.