I had low expectations when they announced this because I expected it to be more geared towards kids. I'm not super familiar with the books, but I assumed they were geared towards kids. I expected something like Goosebumps. The final result was much, much better than I expected. It looked like they had a decent budget, there was good pacing with the deaths and the script/acting was good. My biggest problem is what some of yall have mentioned under spoiler tags. Spoiler Kate and Simon were the clear stars of this movie. Along with the younger brother, they were the most charismatic actors and the most interesting characters. I applaud them for having a lesbian couple at the center, but the casting for those two roles was too weak to be the final girls. After the lukewarm Scream tv series (although I loved the final season), it's nice to see a good slasher show/movie series. This definitely gave me enough to watch the final two films. Most importantly, this gives me hope for the upcoming I Know What You Did Last Summer tv show, which has been shockingly quiet even though I know it was fully cast. I wonder when that is coming.