A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
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.
One of my favorite horror movies. This changed and revitalized the horror genre. Great cast, great script, amazing director, all around great movie.
Classic slasher movie. Maybe this is why I didn't appreciate it that much.
Analisi sugli archetipi e sul sottogenere (slasher), compiuta con la solita personalità di un regista forse un po' troppo sottovalutato, ma in grado spesso di reinventarsi.
Per modus operandi si può accostare al lavoro svolto dal regista tedesco Haneke col suo Funny Games.
Importante e bello.
I absolutely love Scream. As a slasher film fan, Scream was (and still is) the perfect celebration of the genre. It contains several jokes about slashers without being "spoofy", brilliant deaths and a great ending. The music is also great!
Great work, Wes.
Classic Wes Carpenter film "I Spit On Your Garage"
There hasn't been a movie like this in a really long time & it's all thanks to Wes Craven, he knocked it out of the park with this one
Not a dull moment. Wes Craven did good.
Rated high for nostalgia. The first time I saw Scream, I was like 7 and scared shitless. The second time I saw it, I was 16 and laughed. The third time I saw it was tonight, and neither happened really. But for the first time I watched it with a more analytical eye, and I must say this movie... Isn't really that good.
From a technical standpoint, the score isn't exactly great. The cinematography is nothing to write home about. The real takeaways from Scream is its meta approach and self-awareness. Sadly, as usual in the horror genre, the success of this film brought on dozens of copycats, even the sequels to this film don't have as much spirit…
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