Scream ★★★★

The reboot seemed like a great excuse to take care of this major blindspot for me and I ended up loving it. Knew it was meta but didn't realize just how much Craven has fun with the formula. Beyond just neat little easter eggs like naming a character Loomis the characters are constantly discussing slasher conventions and how to survive one. The big third act setpiece even has Halloween playing in the background while they deal with the same situations, using the music stings for a bit of diegetic score. Scream is the best kind of satire because it both pokes fun at something and succeeds as an example of it. Matthew Lillard rules in this.