The film adaptation of Carol Clover’s Men, Women, and Chain Saws. Unsurprisingly this is much more subtle, clever, and effective than SCREAM (2022). SCREAM (1996) riffs on the ‘80s and ‘90s market saturation of horror films and slashers in particular in a way that feels authentic to the postmodernity of the ‘90s while also ensuring that the characters are well-drawn and have emotional cores. Wes Craven’s camera, especially in the opening scene, is far more interesting than in the requel with dynamic movements and subtle fisheye lenses. I was delighted to discover that characters opening doors while the music heightens and then there’s no killer behind the door is a franchise staple.