It's hard to remember now, but this movie turned the slasher genre on it's head when it came out. Scream is a meta look at the genre that lampshades horror movie tropes and then fulfills them in the best way possible. The fashion is a bit dated, but the laughs and scares are genuine and classic!
Intense, intelligent, and engaging!
This was the first real slasher film I saw as a kid. Watched it at a slumber party with several of my 12 year old friends. Needless to say it did it's job we were terrified and freaked out, great horror movie.
Smart, awesome slasher movie! One of the best!
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.
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.
Expected more from this movie. Inconsistencies, weak plot, unsustained tension, some poor acting...
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!
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.
Scream was my absolute favourite horror movie, and one of my favourite movies in general overall. A classic!
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