The Scream franchise is all about horror movies that occur around people that know all about horror movies. The killer even enjoys genre trivia and quotes famous horror lines.
Randy Meeks doesn’t just supply comic relief, but one of the Scream franchise’s strongest meta elements. Before the Stab movies within the Scream movies, we had Randy Meeks analyzing and preaching his survival guide rules to the horror movie they’re incidentally in. At one point, the movie-buff video store clerk even yells “Turn around Jamie.” while watching Jamie Lee Curtis in a Halloween movie. The audience can see the killer sneaking up behind Randy, and the actor’s name happens to be Jamie, bringing this movie moment a full meta circle.