Scream is one of my all time favourite scary movies! it’s fun, a classic and just completely changes how we see horror movies. If you haven’t seen this movie I can’t recommend it enough, especially as two series of Scream: The TV Show are out too! You can read my reviews of them here and here.
Scream was released in 1996 and follows the story of Sydney whose mother was murdered a year before the happenings in this movie. In the start a young woman called Casey is brutally killed by a murderer in a scream mask. This murderer then prays on Sydney and her friends. Over the course of the movie they are picked off one by one until only Sydney, her boyfriend and their friend Stuart (played by Matthew Lillard who also played Shaggy in the Scooby Doo live action adaptations! Bit of trivia for you there) are left. The killer is finally revealed but not all is at it seems, of course with a director like Wes Craven, things aren’t going to be all black and white are they?
The great thing about Scream is that it takes the mick out of standard horrors. One of the characters, and my favourite, Randy talks a lot about horrors as it is his favourite genre and what to do if you end up in a horror movie situation. This movie also sports cameos from Wes Craven dressed as Freddy Kruger too which I thought was hilarious! This movie has a lot of fun while being an incredibly good movie too. It has its jump scares and really scary moments but at the same time there are so many light hearted fun parts they really work well together.
Wes Craven is one of my favourite directors and so I would recommend almost everything he has made. This movie is so meta and breaks the fourth wall so well there’s no way I would ever not recommend it. If you haven’t watched it, go watch it now, and tell me how great it is. Because, really, it is amazing!
But, if you do want something a little funnier then watch the great parody of this: Scary Movie. It brings a lot of horror movies together and is definitely a watch if you’re too scared!
What’d you think of Scream?
Until next time.