Scream

Scream ★★★

I am not familiar with horror. I watched the parody Scary Movie before I saw the movie it was referencing. But even I can recognise Scream as one of the movies that shaped a genre. It stands next to Halloween, A Nightmare on Elmstreet and Friday the 13th as the fourth major franchise.

In contrast to the other franchises, Scream does not aim to scare. It is comical and self referential to a point where I started to wonder whether it could be marked as a comedy. Seeing how I do not like to be scared this is a very welcome development. I hear that the Scream franchise has not made a bad movie yet and so fingers are crossed that it will be the first I actually finish.

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