Also my first time seeing this. I can see why it's considered such a classic. It's fun, propulsive, and I didn't know who Ghostface was until it was finally revealed. I want to watch the other three before the new one is released (though is that next year?). Highly recommend, especially if you're averse "self aware horror". Here, you can see where that sensibility came from.
This is an insanely begrudging 4 stars. James Gunn’s public persona annoys the hell out of me, I’m not a huge fan of anything he’s done except Super and the Scooby Doo movies, and I’m on the Marty side of the argument all the way.
This is a great, fun, exciting, gory, funny, and truly cinematic movie. The simplicity of the story allows for exploration of each character and room for beautiful action sequences, all of which had extraordinary…