I caught that Lake Berryessa reference, but there's a strange story to go with the real life Zodiac mystery: a completely worthless, godawful 1971 horror movie called The Zodiac Killer did come out with the intention of the Zodiac Killer actually coming to see the movie and being caught. Don't watch it though, it's a genuine zero and has no real interest for those who follow that crime.
Scream's opening, which for years was my favorite scene in any movie, was intentionally patterned after When A Stranger Calls, which you probably know as the movie that popularized (but did not originate) the trope of "the calls are coming from inside the house!" but which I didn't see until last year (it's good, or at least that part of it is.) I really like keeping track of where everyone is at Stu's house at the end, I think Craven did a great job with all that. I think the attacks between the beginning and end mostly work well too, and pretty much all the actors do a good job, even if they were all clearly too old to be in high school. (My main interest in seeing the film in the first place was that I heard that Rose McGowan, who I would have known about as the annoying girl from The Doom Generation, got her head squashed by a garage door.).
The VHS-watching scene contains the movie's worst line, "why did they do that with the blood, it's too RED" played by...some guy who probably didn't go on to a career in the movies.
Of course, if you plan on watching the sequels, they're plagued by three major problems:
1)Too many uninteresting supporting characters
2)Too many uninteresting stabbing deaths
3)Too many people easily surviving mortal knife wounds which would kill a real life person sixteen times over (the most recent one was REALLY bad about this) based on whether or not they want the character to come back for sequels.
They also had an increasing difficulty coming up with reasons for Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette to keep coming back.