When the big slasher franchises were dominating the screens in the 80s, Sweet Sixteen was overlooked and slipped away into obscurity. It found a cult audience and became an underground hit. I just watched the director's cut and was totally absorbed in it. It's presentation was fantastic with all of its old grainy glitches in tact. What separates this movie from the regular slasher is that it focuses heavily on the investigation of the murders, rather than the murders themselves. Its very much a talkie movie and a well made whodunit. The red herrings are pretty effective and the revelation is good. The finale was open for a sequel and I guess they were hoping that this would become the next Friday The 13th.... I guess they gave the audience too much credit with a movie that's a bit more intelligent than the rest.