Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
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…
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…
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…
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.
Could have been scarier.
One of the best deconstructions of any film genre I have ever watched. And it's not just parody or mockery, it's a deconstruction of scary movies by being a scary movie.
Craven points out the conventions of the genre, and then he is commenting on them by accomplishing those conventions. I'm becoming increasingly fond of this kind of reflexivity. On the one hand it's simply reflexive by being this aware of its own fiction: It's constantly commenting on its own fictional form with all its talk of "horror film rules" and with the presence of (and references towards) other horror films. On the other hand it's also reflexive in relation to what the viewer is expected to expect: When the…
This is why Craven was a God of the horror genre. He knows just how to manipulate audiences, even when he's just having fun. Self-referential, meta and goofy yet it still knows when to terrify the shit out of you.
i'm gonna be honest I consider this movie the best horror movie of all time. All hail to king of horror Wes Craven and bless the scene where Billy cracks his neck and quotes Psycho.
Another classic on this boy's mantle, sprouted from the outstanding mind of Wes Craven. Here we have a film that redefined the horror genre, and while some may hate it while others LOVE it, there is no denying that this film held together an innovative plot standing far amongst its predecessors. Perhaps what I love most about this film is the classic "whodunit" theme. We have a handful of highschoolers whom we know very little about, with a killer arising from this suburban town, human in ability and personality, making everyone a suspecg while keeping everyone as the next victim. Though most characters are not developed as consistently or at all compared to the lovely Sidney Prescott, I find thisbis…
Second time I've watched it this year. I'm a mess.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
Scream and Silence of the Lambs rescue the 1990s from abysmal films and horror especially. Wow, did I really generalize that badly?
Do you like scary movies? – The infamous line most synonymous with the film Screamhas come to dominate one of the most recognised yet parodied horror franchises of all time. The ensuing screaming and terror of the opening sequence of Scream will undoubtedly leave you shaking your head in disagreement as to whether scary movies are your type of thang. Steven Spielberg’s niece Drew Barrymore got the discomfort of being the unfortunate premiere of death in the Scream franchise. This scene is so intense that it not only provided an enhanced springboard for the rest of the film to fall on but it also gave the rest of the film the disadvantage of trying to sustain its glorified opening horror…
today during class something happened. My friend got there late and so missed the beginning of it so, once she…
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…