Martha’s review published on Letterboxd:
Hoop-Tober III: Monsters, Gore and many Ghosts | Film #6
"Now Sid, don't you blame the movies. Movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!"
I liked this movie a lot, from the very start (thank you for such intro, Drew Barrymore).
There's no dull moment here, if it doesn't make you tense, it makes you be guessing all the time both 'who's the killer?' and 'what are his intentions?'
Every character looks suspicious at some point leaving you disoriented and at the movie's mercy. Which is probably one of the best things a movie can achieve: leave you wondering.
The fact that Ghostface makes horror movie trivias, just makes you dive into your very brain and looking not only for a killing pattern, but an answer to the drive of the killer that resembles a past movie experience.
Neve Campbell's Sidney portrays skeptics and brings something different for a ladies role on such situation/scenario/theme, that is the undying wish for survival and acting rationally on it.
My impression over this movie is that much, that I fight to write concrete points here. Especially when Billy portraits one of the psychological aspects which is one of the effects of being abandoned, with his parents being the source of it.
There are several small yet relevant plot twists that just enrich the movie, and let's not forget to sympathize with Randy and his analyses.
I gotta add that this film feels well sustained, I mean, even though I don't totally approve sex scenes in a horror movie (except for movies like Rosemary's Baby) for being usually out of the point or full of predictability, the one in here was made to prove an argument. Good job.
The film counts with a good sound edition, photography, script and direction.
A totally great film. A must watch.