Scream (1996)

1996 | R | Horror, Mystery

User Score: 82/100

Synopsis:

A masked killer begins killing teenagers in the small town of Woodsboro. One young girl and her friends realise that as the number of deaths go up, to survive they must follow the rules or horror movies.

"Scream" has one element that is repeated over and over: jokey false scare followed by bloody murder. I didn’t find the in-jokes funny, nor did the murders amuse me in that so-twisted-it’s sick-n-silly way. I just found it all to be insufferably smug and insensitive to the audience(this is a movie with no respect for film-watchers, just filmmakers, particularly the one behind the camera). It wants to believe we don’t really care about the low-lifes-in-suburbia involved, and so therefore can laugh at their grisly deaths, but I really have trouble with cartoony violence(especially bloody murders served up tongue-in-cheek)that I didn’t buy into "Scream". It left me with a sour aftertaste and a general dislike for director Wes Craven, who shows no growth as a moviemaker, only his incompetence while trying to juggle two distinctly different movie styles. He drops both balls here.was not really a good film 5/10


About Scream (1996)

Title: Scream
Year: 1996
Starring: Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, Roger Jackson, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber, Drew Barrymore, W. Earl Brown, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Joseph Whipp, Ryan Kennedy, Skeet Ulrich, Lisa Beach, Kevin Patrick Walls, Frances Lee McCain, Lawrence Hecht, Aurora Draper, Kenny Kwong, Lois Saunders, Justin Sullivan, Tony Kilbert, C.W. Morgan, Troy Bishop, David Booth, Carla Hatley, Leonora Scelfo, Nancy Anne Ridder, Lisa Canning, Bonnie Wood
Director: Wes Craven
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 4.05/5 stars from 11 users. Votes: 11.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R

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