31 Days of Halloween! #29. Scream

I’m counting down my favorite 31 Horror Movies of all time. Every day this month I’ll feature one movie from my list – starting on Oct 1st with #31 and ending  on the Oct 31st, Halloween, with my #1 favorite scary movie.

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THE TOP 31 HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME

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#29. Scream (1996)

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Drew Barrymore

Plot: One year after the death of Sidney Prescott’s (Campbell) mother, two students turn up gutted. When a serial killer appears, Sidney begins to suspect whether her mother’s death and the two new deaths are related. No one is safe, as the killer begins to pick everyone off one by one. Everyone’s a suspect in this case.

My Thoughts

I’m not really the biggest Wes Craven fan. I’m not one of those horror fans that think he’s God’s gift to the genre. Sure he’s made a couple of movies that are considered classics like Last House on the Left and Nightmare on Elm St. – which I think is a highly overrated horror movie – but he has also made a shit load of shit. One movie that isn’t shit and what I consider his best is Scream. Before “Meta” became a popular term, Scream showed us just what it meant. Taking us inside a horror movie that was inside a horror movie, where the characters KNEW and watched the same movies we did – and they talked about them. Nothing like that had been done before and it took everyone by surprise. Of course the success of Scream spawned a billion copycats and created a new Sub-Genre of Horror, but the grandfather of them all is this movie and it still a good time and still works.

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One response to “31 Days of Halloween! #29. Scream

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