is a teen slasher flick in the way Mean Girls
is a teen comedy. The description works, but if you really want to get down to brass tacks, these movies are probably more for viewers who remember high school than for viewers who are actually in high school. They're both just so sly with their observations that most probably won't notice the post-modern vibe.
Hell -- we are informed by our protagonist, Anita "Needy" Lesnicky (Amanda Seyfried) -- is a teenage girl. Needy is the unassuming, bespectacled, and usually subservient BFF of Jennifer (Megan Fox), by far the hottest girl in their tiny high school. The two appear to have not...