Did you ever get the chance to watch the series then, Ghostface? Going into it, I was expecting it to be horrible. Everything about it looked so bad to me. So it was a huge shock how much I ended up loving it by the end. It ended up being something I looked forward to and hyped myself up for every week and I'm stoked that Season 2 will be starting here in the US in just a couple of weeks. Even the mask (which I thought looked dreadful) actually ended up growing on me a bit. Obviously it's got nothing on the classic, but I like it for what it is.
The first season just got a DVD release a couple of days ago (no Blu-Ray though for some reason), so I grabbed a copy from Amazon and look forward to giving it one more watch through before the new season begins later this month.
"This isn't a comedy, it's a horror film. People live, people die, and you'd better start running."