A teen (Max Thieriot) must figure a way to save his friends from a presumed-dead serial killer who has returned to finish the job he started 16 years earlier.
" What sinks it is Craven's simplistic, ham-fisted writing and inert direction. "
" A thoroughly dreary, by-the-numbers exercise. "
" There are plenty of formulaic boo! moments, yet Craven intelligently treats Bug's otherworldly issues like hormonal growing pains that must be tamed. "
" This dumb, derivative teen slasher movie would be uninspiring coming from any writer-director, let alone one with several genre classics under his belt. "
" A thrill-free snooze that will certainly rank as one of the least -- if not the least -- effective entries in Craven's nearly 40-year canon of cinematic shockers. "
" Wes Craven's first new movie in five years is a brainless, joyless, and yes, you might even say, soulless teen slasher. "
" There's some malarkey about each kid having inherited one of the maniac's personalities, though Craven never does much with that except to point the finger of suspicion at junior. "
" A puzzle with no solutions, a tale with a twist that isn't a twist at all. "
" The worst horror movie Wes Craven's made perhaps ever. "
" It's your money that's at greater stake with this subpar horror entry in barely noticeable 3D. "
" All might be good for a flask-to-the-theater laugh, if not for the unconscionable price gouging. "
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