This is where Wes Craven gets his movie fetish out. Let's see if I can remember the references:
Nightmare on Elm Street
Friday the 13th
Texas Chain Saw Massacre
I know there was more, but I ran out. And if you have seen all these films, then you would probably be ready to overlook all the blood and just appreciate the humor. But if you avoided all these films, then this film would be horrific. Sorry, Sandy.
When I saw it before, I knew it was funny, but this time it was just hilarious. The opening scene is a classic for a reason, but the climatic scenes just degrades into a hilarious chaos. Probably there were too many times that the references were standing in for actual cleverness, but there is enough cleverness and great camera work to make this a horror classic. So much fun.