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, Wes Craven, Roger Jackson, Rose McGowan, Drew Barrymore, Linda Blair, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber, W. Earl Brown, Jamie Kennedy, David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Lynn McRee, Joseph Whipp, Cabran E. Chamberlain, Ryan Kennedy, Skeet Ulrich, Lawrence Hecht, Matt McDonald, Frances Lee McCain, Lisa Beach, Angela Miller, C.W. Morgan, Lois Saunders, Lisa Canning, Kevin Patrick Walls, David Booth, Kenny Kwong, Carla Hatley, Justin Sullivan
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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