All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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.
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…
I'm a hardcore horror fan and I prefer my horror served straight up.. Hold the Comedy! But when the comedy is this clever even I can't resist!
The opening scene is Wickedly Delicious! The rest is a slight step down but maintains a higher standard than most slasher films!
Gruesome Good Fun!
"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…
The opening ten minutes are some of the best of any Horror flick, if I hadn't known the outcome, and had watched it in it's time of release I wonder how much greater my reaction would have been. Wes Craven's horror classic Scream is pretty entertaining albeit, but to be honest I found it a little dated between it's clunky score, and some of the added sound effects at some points (particularly during phone conversations with ghost face, or any of the ones thrown in to prompt jump scares). I think Scream is clearly a product of it's time, however I am greatly appreciative of how Craven established a world where characters are fully aware of the Horror genre, how…
"Look behind you, Jamie!"
Hoop-Tober film #1 - Scream
I want to do this hoop-tober thing. For me to do it I need to watch 31 horror films for the month of October. So let's start things off with an iconic horror.
You've got to admit that even if you don't like scream the story is quite scary. A killer phones you, tortures you over the phone by asking you questions and threatening you until the killer stabs you to death. I even saw a documentary about how the story was inspired by a news report or an article, that's scary to me. Scream is a good, entertaining film and has a few twist that you will not expect but besides a few jump…
Scream is both parody and exemplar, perhaps the greatest celluloid example of 90s ironic postmodernism. Genuinely funny, the film maintains a level of suspense and dread that prevents it from descending into a farce that would otherwise rob it of any power.
Film #1 of Hoop-Tober
Eh. A good premise, what with the whole self awareness thing, but it seems like these days every horror movie does it.
Sure, Scream was the first. Doesn't mean others haven't done it better. I'll be watching the next 3 films over the next few days, we'll see if there are any improvements?
In a word, "desperate".
In '96, a movie being meta was considered more innovative, but even so, Scream has nothing up its sleeve aside from being self-aware. It's a comedy, where all of the attempts at humor revolves around the characters discussing how the movie resembles a horror movie... gee, I wonder why. While the first few minutes are able to keep the movie afloat using this technique, it soon becomes tedious as Wes Craven resorts to the exact same approach to each scene.
And that's not to mention how dated Scream feels, despite not existing for two decades. It all spells out the 90s in the worst possible way: the music, the acting the camera, and women running around…
It is so good to laughing
I don't think the writer had a clue how mobile phones actually work, or phone records in general for that matter. The police seem to entirely forget that they can get the landline records very easily indeed and that would mean that they would know the exact times of any calls made. *sigh*
I know that Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox were considered big names at the time, but to be quite frank they aren't any more. And that's not just bad luck in their careers. These are not terribly good actresses anyway. It was surprising however to see Rose McGowan appear here, since I know her for a movie released ten years later: "Planet Terror". Skeet Ulrich, who plays…
Time has only helped to make this film look painfully underachieving, but it's still better than most of what I've seen from Wes Craven so far!
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Good, The Bad, The Weird
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
- Hard Boiled
I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- The Big Lebowski
1. PULP FICTION (1994) by Quentin Tarantino
IMDb: 9.0 | RT: 94% || Points: 3405 | Peak: #1 (27x) |…