DVD - 1997?
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A series of mysterious murders committed by a masked killer transforms a seemingly peaceful community into a place where no one is safe and everyone is suspect. Part horror movie and part spoof of the slasher genre.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Lionsgate ; [Burbank, Calif.] : Buena Vista Home Video, [1997?]
Branch Call Number: DVD SCRE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min., 50 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 13, 2017

This movie is one of my all time favorites, I loved how Wes Craven took the Horror genre and just flipped it on it's head. This movie is very clever, smart, and keeps you on your toes with all the guessing of who the killer is.

I've watched this movie at least 20 or so times now and I always find something new in the movie that I didn't notice before.

The 2nd movie in this series is excellent as well but I would give the other ones(#3 and #4) a very hard pass. There will never be another movie quite like the first Scream movie and I am totally okay with that.

May 13, 2017

The "horny teenagers getting killed in the woods" premise has never been so great. "Scream" is the movie that brought the horror genre back to life after 10 of it being dead. It did something new--made fun of it's own genre in a commentary while being scary at the same time ever so brilliantly. Throughout the film, characters comment throughout how horror movies play out and the 'rules' to the horror genre. "Scream" is certainly brilliant at time and is very well put together. That being said, the movie does have it's flaws. The ending drags on unnecessarily long, and the killer is laughably dumb at times. The ending reveal of the killer's motives is quite weak to be frank and didn't make much sense. These flaws aside, "Scream" reinvented the horror genre in such a refreshing way. From it's truly terrifying opening sequence, the movie builds suspense throughout and is a blast to watch and re-watch.

Nov 29, 2015

Expected more from this movie. Inconsistencies, weak plot, unsustained tension, some poor acting...

Aug 13, 2015

This movie gave me chills!
Getting scary phone calls from
somebody you don't know it's
nerve recking. If that ever happend to me I'd be afraid
to answer the phone!


Apr 12, 2015

This is a 1996 American slasher film directed by Wes Craven.
The starting scene in which Drew Barrymore plays a victim of the masked killer is so unrealistic---even funny.
After that, teenaged actors play so amateuristic that I've lost interest completely.
After all I'm not much of a horror film fan.

Mar 20, 2015

Scream was my absolute favourite horror movie, and one of my favourite movies in general overall. A classic!

Jan 21, 2015

And It All Began With A Scream Over 9-1-1!

Using every slasher-movie cliché in the book, Scream's deadly, blood-drenched story of vengeance and madness worked, for the most part, because it took the time to actually laugh at itself.

Featuring a very strong opening sequence ("Hello? Who's calling?") that literally sent shivers of terror running up & down this viewer's spine (seriously), Scream certainly delivered the horrific goods in the course of its adrenaline-rush story.

Competently directed by Wes Craven, I'd say that Scream and A Nightmare On Elm Street are 2 of this dude's best horror-movie offerings, to date. I can't believe that this movie actually spawned 3 inferior sequels.

My 2 beefs about this film are -

(1) The final sequence (which revealed who was behind these ghastly murders) was too dragged out and this seriously weakened the story's fever-pitch momentum.

(2) Product placement of Chex cereal and Jiffy Pop popcorn lost this film some significant points.

Aug 10, 2013

we were surprised to find this newcomer to cinema named courtney cox our radar, she's a real hoot, and really is an attraction to the stable of stars thay have inherited the....stage...

Jan 27, 2012

good horror. didn't know this existed, thought it was one of those knock off spoofs <comedy> and was pleasantly surprised, pardon the pun.

Oct 10, 2010

The best of the master of horror Wes Craven. Scream's script is very witty and the acting is superb! You find yourself laughing at the most inappropriate parts and it keeps you guessing until the very end, who is the killer. Be prepared to go on a ride filled with wacky twists and unexpected turns.


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