I loved this movie as a kid.
In re-watching it now, I can't help but feel that the robots were products of the inventive genius of Billy's dad in Gremlins. I was half expecting to see the logo "Rand Peltzer Murder-Matic Spider-Robo" emblazoned on the little bugs.
The eighties idea of "robots" was exceptionally stupid.
Gene Simmons is gloriously pervy when trying to act "sinister." When he would give the "look," it was far too easy to imagine the camera panning down to reveal he was furiously rubbing one out.