Scream Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Scream the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Director Craven playfully tweaks the cliches of teen slasher pics (which he helped create with "Nightmare on Elm Street") with this tongue-in-cheek thriller. Yep, where there's a mad slasher on the loose, there must be a group of teenagers "just out for a good time." The difference is both the killer and the victims have been raised on '80s splatter movies and, therefore, know all the rules. Sexual activity and/or substance abuse? Start picking out coffins. The stalker uses his cellular phone to terrorize his victims. He also uses it to ask his prey trivia questions or offer critiques of low-grade horror movies. Campbell plays the virginal heroine in the tight sweater, with Ulrich playing opposite as the sexually frustrated boyfriend. More fun than a bucket full of Karo syrup with red dye #3.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Teen Horror, Satire & Parody, Phone Terror, At the Movies, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Serial Killers, Home Alone, Genre Spoofs, Killer Teens, At the Video Store, Top Grossing Films of 1997, Great Death Scenes, Mass Media, Slasher Flicks
Screenplay
Kevin Williamson
Cast
Matthew Lillard, Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan, Henry Winkler, Liev Schreiber, W. Earl Brown, Jamie Kennedy, Lawrence Hecht
Cinematography
Mark Irwin
Director
Wes Craven
Music
Marco Beltrami
Other
Wes Craven, Linda Blair
Producer
Cary Woods, Cathy Konrad, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Marianne Maddalena, Woods Entertainment, Dimension Films, Miramax Films

Awards

MTV Movie Awards 1997: Film.

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