Scream (1996) Movie Review

Scream (1996)

1996 | R | Horror, Mystery
111 minutes /

User Score: 83/100

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Scream Review


Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother's mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go.

"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
Original Title: Scary Movie
Year: 1996
Runtime: 111 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.15/5 stars from 12 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 12
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Matthew Lillard, Drew Barrymore, Roger Jackson, Wes Craven, Liev Schreiber, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Neve Campbell, Rose McGowan, Linda Blair, Cabran E. Chamberlain, Courteney Cox, W. Earl Brown, Joseph Whipp, Lynn McRee, Lisa Canning, Lisa Beach, Kevin Patrick Walls, C.W. Morgan, Frances Lee McCain, Angela Miller, Skeet Ulrich, Lawrence Hecht, Bonnie Wood, Lois Saunders, Aurora Draper, Kenny Kwong, Justin Sullivan, Matt McDonald, Tony Kilbert
Writers: Kevin Williamson
Director: Wes Craven

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