Smashology’s review published on Letterboxd:
LIFE IS A MOVIE. ONLY YOU CAN'T PICK YOUR GENRE
When everything seemed to indicate the slasher was over, Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson understood that they had to get out of those repetitive and absurd situations that were already getting tired and look for a new path. That path was to make fun at the genre and acidly criticize it not as disrespect, but as retrospective to force it to look at itself and change. A straightforward plot packed with meta-references, evoking 80's nostalgia and revitalizing conventional rules and clichés to create an effective combination of suspense, satire and horror.
The believable characters and ingenious dialogue are a reflection of the audience's thoughts at the time. The performances are good, highlighting Neve Campbell, and Ghostface is intimidating with such a simple and minimal design. Unfortunately this has made it age really bad, not only because humor takes the place of preference and prevents the film from being taken more seriously (thanks Scary Movie), but also because the film has become what it has always criticized. However, it has a very congruent twist with the story at the end, given the physical impossibility of the killer.