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A fantastical fairy tale tied in with some dark imagery. It has great production but that's not enough. The narrative beats didn't quite work and the characters are stale for me. Everything to do with the reality was dull. Way too cliches and illogical changes between the fantasy and the reality scenes.
One of the best and most intense opening scenes in a Horror film ever. I love that the meta horror jokes and humor make it hilarious, but there are still many terrifying parts. The score and music worked beautifully together. The cast is phenomenal. Their performances are all great. Matthew Lillard is flat-out amazing, absolutely brilliant performance. There’s so many things in Scream that throw back to old slasher movies, outside the explicitly stated ones. Everything about it works beautifully. Easily my favorite slasher flick of the 90's..
Solid storytelling with an iconic villain, the final girl and some clever kills, but the acting and dialogue is atrocious. This movie captures nightmares so so well and it makes this movie so creepy and amazing. The nightmare scenes are great, and inventive, and disturbing, and gory as well. Freddy's disturbing humour is actually really funny. It's a legendary fantasy terror horror film franchise.