The movie that scared the hell out of me when I was 10 years old and caused me to fall in love with horror at the same time. This will forever be my favorite slasher/horror film and franchise.
Neve Campbell stars as Sidney Prescott, a high school girl who, along with her friends, are being stalked by a masked killer who has an unusual obsession with horror movies.
Much like “Halloween” before it, spawned several copycats in its wake with frequently diminishing returns resulting in, once again, the temporary death of the slasher film.
The cast is so wonderful. I could write an entire paper about the cast so I’ll just leave this as is. Wes Craven turns out to be the perfect director for this type of material, never letting the comedy get too much in the way of horror.
Highlight: The opening sequence with Drew Barrymore. It will never be topped in this genre.