Scream (1996)

1996 | R | Horror, Mystery

User Score: 82/100


A group of teens are pitted against a masked murderer that tests their knowledge of 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: Matthew Lillard, Roger Jackson, Wes Craven, Rose McGowan, Drew Barrymore, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Linda Blair, W. Earl Brown, Liev Schreiber, Neve Campbell, Cabran E. Chamberlain, Ryan Kennedy, Skeet Ulrich, Lynn McRee, Joseph Whipp, Lisa Canning, Lawrence Hecht, Lois Saunders, Matt McDonald, Kevin Patrick Walls, Lisa Beach, Angela Miller, C.W. Morgan, Frances Lee McCain, Troy Bishop, Henry Winkler, David Booth, Carla Hatley
Director: Wes Craven
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.05/5 stars from 11 users. Votes: 11.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R

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