All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
Someone has taken their love of scary movies one step too far.
A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Rest in Peace, Wes Craven. An absolute master of the horror genre.
Scream was literally the first horror movie I ever watched and it scared the living shit out me. While this movie traumatized me as an 11 year old boy, it also managed to make me become extremely interested in the horror genre. This man is responsible for revolutionizing the horror genre not just once, but twice. He is also responsible for making me become a horror fan.
Thanks for everything, Wes!
A small-sleepy town gets woke-the-fuck-up by a Ghostface killa, and everyone is a fuckin' suspect. Jiffy Pop on the stove. A fuckin' killer on the phone. A shocking beginning that you never see coming. Neve before her Wild-Things-threesome. An edited-for-television relationship. A severe case of blue-balls. The slutty and busty best-friend. Crazy-as-fuck Stu. Randy works at a video-rental-store and has never been laid. Skeet before Jericho doing his best Johnny Depp impersonation. Deputy fuckin' Dewey. A cougar-tabloid-twit reporter that I would be friends with. A fat-fuck cameraman who loves Cheetos. A scary-staircase chase. High-tech 911. A big-ass cellular phone. Fingering the wrong guy again. A Ray Donovan cameo. Fonzie's last shark-jump. Richard Gere loves gerbils. Who the fuck is Wes…
Damn. This is a sad night.
Wes Craven was a profoundly influential filmmaker to me during my childhood. I remember witnessing A Nightmare on Elm Street (still my favorite of his) late at night on HBO or something of the sort and I was scared shitless. However, I also was enthralled by its playfulness and its confidence as a dreamy horror fable. Soon after, I hunted down a copy of Scream, and again, I was simultaneously scared shitless and astounded by its inventiveness and clever takes on the Slasher genre that he helped elevate.
Even now, I continue to be mesmerized and frightened by the use of horror and comedy within Scream. Each trope of the particular genres are…
Injecting life into a moribund subgenre of horror, Wes Craven's "Scream" both celebrated and revitalized slasher films upon its release in 1996. A post-modern, genre-referential chiller, the film profited on its comedic lilt, fresh-faced cast, and violence. Nearly twenty years later, the film still works and works very well. Its novelty may have worn off, but its core mystery, committed production, and ability to thrill make "Scream" an outstanding piece of horror.
Kevin Williamson's screenplay is built around the teenage citizens of Woodsboro, an idyllic hamlet rocked by a series of violent murders. As the body count rises, Neve Campbell's Sidney tries to piece together the killer's identity while trying to avoid her own demise.
It is all standard narrative…
Am not going to spoiler tag this review but if you haven't seen this film, which unbelievably is coming up for 20 years old, then you should go out and remedy that before reading any further. This probably won't be any sort of structured review and more a collection of jumbled thoughts so apologies in advance.
Scream has become a hugely iconic film with everything from the ringing phone to the macabre, Edvard Munch based Ghostface mask to Roger L. Jackson's voice behind the phone calls and the endlessly quotable dialogue becoming ingrained in popular culture. I don't think any film in the last 20 years has been spoofed or copied as much as Scream has and for me, this…
A heartbreaking loss. It was you who introduced me to the genre with this groundbreaking film, and because of it, I'm the huge horror fan that I am today. You managed to bring life to a lifeless genre countless times and you've inspired me in ways you can't even imagine. It's like saying goodbye to a good friend I never actually met. It's weird, I'm truly at a lost for words. You and your films will surely live in my nightmares forever.
Sweet dreams, Wes.
Iconic and special movie, a masterpiece of Wes Craven
A of my favorites aftermath of horror
Neve Campbell is a lady of horror.
im the jiffy pop that burnt within the first five minutes
Say what you will about the sequels or how tired some of this stuff has become, Wes Craven's original Scream is still a gem. Great fun.
<originally published on MercWithAMovieBlog>
A few weeks shy of twenty years ago, a genre-defining horror movie was released. It was simply titled Scream. The characters in Scream existed in a dark, evil world not unlike our own, knowing full well the conventions and tropes of the horror genre, allowing visionary director, Wes Craven, to flip these clichés on their head. In doing so, Craven created a truly brilliant movie that has spawned a stream of imitators, sequels, and even its own TV show.
At this point, it is truly possible that everything that could be said about Scream has already been said. Countless articles have been published detailing the brilliance of the genre-subversion and the subtle (or not-so-subtle) nods to…
The rare slasher flick that genuinely gets richer with time. I used to watch this as a teenager for pure manic pleasure, an area in which this still delivers. I revisited this a couple years ago at a period in my life when I was still ensconced in horror, working my way through the classics and obscurities for the first time, with equal fervor; it once again spoke to me. Seeing this now, when I can actually pinpoint all the references they're making, only further solidifies my love for it.
"Now Sid, don't you blame the movies. Movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!"
what's your favorite scary movie?
this one is mine
I saw this in the theater when i was 15 and afterwards rode my bike through my neighborhood that had very little street lights. Still stands as witty and fun as when i first saw it.
My all time favorite slasher movie. It just such a fun movie to watch during the halloween season, especially with friends. Its so fresh and the fact that the killer in this franchise is just a bunch of different people is cool. Although Freddy, Jason, and Michael Myers are cool, they all have a weird immortal thing going, and the beauty of Ghostface is that people just take over from the last killer.
Syd, Billy, Stu, Randy, and Dewey are some of my favorite characters in this franchise. I seriously love this movie. Its one of the funniest slasher movies also.
Not one of my favourite horror films and that's putting it mildly.
there's a thing where you adds 'in my ass' to the end of a movie title, so here are some…