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Scream (1996)

Scream (1996)


David Arquette
Neve Campbell
Courteney Cox

Directed by Wes Craven

The first scenes in the Scream movie is so epic and unique that you can never get tired of it. Drew Barrymore’s performance was just classic and unique that I will forever remember her for it. Wes Craven directed the hell out of this movie to deliver the needed slasher feel. Scream follows the character of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) as she is up against a killer in a “Ghostface” mask.

Many other slasher and horror movies have tried doing something like this great welcoming, that Scream delivers in the first thirteen minutes (thirteen minutes exactly) but have failed.
How many movies does the lead actor get attacked in the first thirty minutes. This movie was awesomeness after awesomeness, scene after scene was thrilling, the first slasher movie I can remember seeing and it will always be one of the best, if not the best. As Wes Craven delivered a directorial masterpiece.

The movie plot like I said followed the life of Sidney Prescott who lives in Woodsboro, as she copes with the gruesome murder of her mother.

Her friend (who was acted by Drew Barrymore and delivered the best of the best movie intro ever) was killed with her boyfriend at their house. What caught the eye of the public was the killing, it was gruesome as the couple was gutted severely.
It did not take long, before Sidney herself was attacked, but she was not ready to die yet she fought off the killer and escaped. The killer continued his torment by calling her at her friend’s home where she was staying after the incident at her place, vowing to catch her and killer her the very first chance he gets.

She believes he attacked her in the school again, and with the attacks becoming irregular the whole town was placed on a curfew from 9:00 PM. Sidney’s friend convinced her to go to a party, where someone also got killed and that is when things get more interesting.

Scream was unique at its time for having characters who were aware of real world horror films and discuss, the flaws and clichés that happen in them. Wes Craven and the writer Kevin Williamson try to dodge these clichés.
Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson went ahead to direct and write Scream 2 and Scream 4. Scream 3 was directed by Wes Craven but written by Ehren Kruger.

The movie was a critical and commercial success and it turned out to be a cult classic. If you have not gotten to see this movie (I find that hard to believe) I should ask you what rock have you been living under?


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