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Someone has taken their love of scary movies one step too far.
One year after the death of Sidney Prescott's mother, two students turn up gutted. When a serial killer appears, Sidney begins to suspect whether her mother's death and the two new deaths are related. No one is safe, as the killer begins to pick everyone off one by one.
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…
"Now don't you blame the movies. Movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!"
Ohhhh how Scream is one of the guiltiest of all indulgences. Wes Craven delivered what is essentially a satirical, violent, and hip post modern horror film that almost plays out like a big bloody episode of Scooby-Doo... There are no Spooky Space Kooks or Miner Forty-Niners. The characters that populate the fictional town of Woodsboro are entirely real and they live beyond the run-time of the movie. The old stories, history of the town, and overbearing nostalgic feeling make this a town that will always welcome us in and make our stay comfy. Despite people hanging from trees with their intestines hanging out, of course.…
Scream: a horror movie that defined a generation, for better or worse. I've heard people consider Wes Craven's post-modern opus to be the best slasher film since the original Halloween. While that's a claim I can't instantly agree with, Scream certainly is and has become one of the most influential and bankable franchises in the horror genre.
Back in the 90's, almost everyone fell in love with Scream. We hadn't seen anything like it before. Most people went in expecting another by the numbers slasher movie. Drew Barrymore was making her comeback in Hollywood and ads and trailers implied she was the main star, setting up a brief plot twist that echoes back to the original Nightmare on Elm Street.…
The perfect mixture of scares and laughs. This horror parody launched an entire franchise of cult classics. It's talented cast and tounge in cheeky script cements this film as a landmark must see movie.
No, please don't kill me Mr. Ghostface. I want to be in the sequel!
Do you remember the first time you saw Scream?
I was still in high school in 1996. I went to the theatre to see Scream with a group of friends, some of whom were already seeing it for the second time.
I was definitely not as into film then as I am now. But it looked scary and fun, and my favorite actress just happened to have a big starring role - or so I thought - so I just had to check it out. (If you have not seen the film, or the multiple parodies, you should stop reading here.)
So yeah, the movie begins…
A lot of backlash seems to have come towards Scream in recent years, and I'll just go ahead and say it's completely undeserved. As a whole, this has aged beautifully. Not only is Scream hilarious, but it is also truly terrifying. Take that, The Cabin in the Woods.
Kevin Williamson's script is filled with delightful satire, riotous lines ("Did you really call the police? My mom and dad are gonna be so mad at me!") and a vicious, gory bite. Wes Craven gives the film an eye for the perfect angles and shots to scare you, and ways to lessen the gore that is shown (probably to get cut down from the NC-17 that the film originally recieved.), while still…
Good movie. Pretty funny while still being scary. I'm not a big fan of scary movies, I'm kinda a baby but this one was very good.
But this is life. This isn't a movie. Sure it is, Sid. It's all a movie. It's all a great big movie. Only you can't pick your genre.
Out of the little people I know from Letterboxd, little or none of them actually know that I'm actually younger than most people I've seen around here. That's relevant because, as I was growing up, the Scream movies were the ones playing on Tv after midnight, and I used to tell myself how hardcore it was that I was up watching such movies whereas every other kid was asleep.
What I mean is, I'm not unfamiliar with Scream. Who is, really? Who doesn't know about the guy in the white mask who…
"Now, Sid, don't you blame the movies. Movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative."
Like the first season of Buffy, Scream still holds up quite well (despite being a time capsule for awful '90s-ness). I knew most of the twists going in and was STILL surprised, especially by the shocking opening.
Is this a meta-commentary on slasher movies? An insanely bloody comedy? A smart thriller? It's all three, honestly. It's also not a horror film, at least in my book. But that's OK—it's a super interesting movie that spawned a legion of lesser imitators.
the more you watch this the better it gets ("i wasn't talking to YOU, freddy", for example. Missed that completely last time).
Henry Winkler gives one of his best performances as the principal; his speech is one of the only non-"meta" moments of the film—of the series, actually.
Scream is a wonderfully paced horror movie that gets by on an energetic narrative, a likeable cast that have genuine chemistry on screen, the sunniest California you'll ever see and an adept knowledge of the up-till-then horror genre that adds numerous layers of fun to the knife happy - mildly gory proceedings.
I've always thought Matthew Lillard was the best thing in Scream and on this double figures re-watch, my thoughts haven't changed, though the ending as fun as it is almost takes the movie, along with the entire cast over the edge.
Hopefully you'll be having too much fun to notice.
It's a scream baby!
movie for specific "genre" lovers
I'm disappointed in how many audiences have been duped into taking it seriously. It is truly ironic that it indeed resuscitated the entire horror genre and spawned countless take-me-seriously imitations. Even fellow filmmakers made a franchise out of spoofing it, when it's already a spoof. It's the violence and the gore, which are plentiful and sometimes intense, that deliver on the same note as it would if it were a normal cash-in slasher. The key is that the graphic violence and gore are disarmed by the ironic way the film utilizes and annotates it. Craven and Williamson have their cake and eat it too.
- A Trip to the Moon
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- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- The Big Lebowski
1. PULP FICTION (1994) by Quentin Tarantino
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