Its prime really wasn't that great, but this show was semi-popular when it first aired. Now it just seems very outdated. The special effects are horrible, as are the stories. Infact, the show is not worth watching unless it is around the time of Halloween. Yet, even then it is not high on the priority list. When this show first aired, the effects were acceptable (not great), yet as time has passed, these B rated effects seem even more caveman like. As a result, much of the show's realism is gone and as a result, its fear factor as well. Now, like many retro items, due to its lameness it has become something to laugh at. While this defeats the purpose of the show, it also gives it a little value. Now, people can say "do you remember that show" and then will watch it and have a good time as they laugh at it. But beware, that aspect only goes so far, as this show in general is not that good.
My final review: For a horror show, this instills more laughter than screams. Yet, that aspect makes it ok to watch now and then when you crave a look back at the past or a few chuckles.