The 1st of these films that came after the alleged 'final' entry, so that makes it even odder saying that it's easily the best of them. Normally that would be faint praise for these bland and hokey films, but this entry is ironically a 'true' slice of smart and creative horror. Many of the characters have dimension for the death sequences to mean something emotionally and for a thematic purpose: self-actualization.
You know death is coming in this franchise, and it’s a whole lot of fun. Death doesn’t discriminate, and I find it incredibly uplifting to see teens of all sexes die left and right, in intricate ways. Other than that, there’s nothing going for this film but stupidity. But I like this!