The thinking man's horror movie? This is a clever take on an old formula, and is the first film to approach the cleverness of the inimitable Scream.
I saw CITW a few months back, and immediately decided I'd be watching it again soon. It's just as good the second time around, but I picked up a bunch more of the "meta" dialogue.
Definitely watch this one with friends. They'll see things you don't, and vice-versa. I kind of want to watch it again now, because apparently I failed to notice the twins from The Shining. There's so much awesomeness going on that you can't absorb it all.
Fans of The Doll House and The West Wing will get a few treats. Some lovely new roles for familiar faces.