Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Wes Craven’s Scream remains surprisingly effective 22 years on. A post-modern slasher film that (much like Tarantino was doing in the gangster film) referenced the very films that predated it. It’s a film that plays by and yet subverts the rules of its genre. This may have led to horror eventually eating itself with Scream clones (including certain Scream sequels) but what Craven does here is first rate. Okay so it could have had a bit more gore for my liking but still it’s an effective slasher film with an iconic villain and some real scares.
Best Bit: “Do you like Scary Movies? ”
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Scream 2, From Dusk Till Dawn