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Scream (1996)

American slasher horror mystery film directed by Wes Craven, starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox.

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Story: A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game. (IMDb)

Horror icon Wes Craven’s subversive deconstruction of the genre is sly, witty, and surprisingly effective as a slasher film itself, even if it’s a little too cheeky for some.
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Why should you add Scream to your Watchlist?

A Classic Slasher Film with a Twist: Scream is a classic slasher film that puts a new twist on the genre. It’s a clever, self-aware movie that pokes fun at horror movie tropes while also delivering plenty of scares.

Iconic Villain: Ghostface, the film’s iconic villain, has become a cultural icon in the years since Scream’s release. The costume and mask are instantly recognizable and have become a popular Halloween costume.

Clever Writing: The writing in Scream is clever and self-aware. The characters are aware of the horror movie tropes they’re living through, and the script often subverts those expectations in surprising ways.

Critically Acclaimed: Scream was not only a commercial success, but it was also a critical one. The film received positive reviews and was praised for its clever writing, memorable characters, and effective scares.

Influence on the Genre: Scream had a significant influence on the horror genre. It revived the slasher film and inspired a wave of imitators in the years that followed.

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Scream is part of the franchise: Scream

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