Buena Vista (Miramax) press materials/production
Released theatrically in the USA December 20,
The teenage denizens of a quiet small town find
their calm lives shattered when a brilliant, twisted psycho killer
uses his love of horror movie conventions to set up his victims. A
clever, often funny thriller from the creators of "A
Nightmare on Elm Street." Don't open the door!
"...In addition to a strong surface sheen,
Craven has put together a strong ensemble cast..."
"...A deft, funny, shrewdly unsettling
"...It's sensational in both sense of the
word: a bravura, provocative sendup of horror pictures that's also
scary and gruesome..."
"...The movie itself, for all of its ironic
in-jokes, also functions as a horror film -- a bloody and gruesome
one, that uses as many cliches as it mocks..."