Easily one of the best of the series!
The writer/director deserves points for attempting to take the series in a new direction, but it just doesn't work. The humour is lame and nullifies whatever scariness they were going for. The series never recovered. If all this wasn't bad enough, this inspired the talentless hack Kevin Williamson to write the wretched film SCREAM. A shameful legacy. The James Bond-inspired title sequence was cool, though.