This is pretty good. The comparisons to the Scream series are apt, and it's the meta-narrative element that pulls this through (even if it does produce some bizarre asides, like Janet Leigh's cameo). Killer fucking ending also!
Its actually works as a pretty awesome ending to a franchise that I completely stopped enjoying at #4. 1,2,3 and this are quite good and will prolly become regular seasonal watches having finally completed this part of the series. Off to that resurrection thing next 👌🏽🎃
Sadly, this is the kinda shit I live for.
It is exactly the kind film that could kinda go one of two ways with any given viewer; you'll either get wrapped up in its uncanny pastiche whimsy, or you'll dismiss it as an exemplar of throwaway 80s straight-to-video genre excess.
Whatever the result, there's always going to be an audience for this kind of one-of-a-kind oddity. Snobs who wouldn't dare touch a thing as (on the surface) asinine and "pointless"…