When we started our podcast, it became clear to me that we would never be able to tackle all of the movies that I would like to. There are just too many films, and not enough time. However, I think this could be a wonderful outlet for me to express my opinions on things beyond what we cover on the podcast. Rob isn’t much of a horror fan, so I thought what better movie to tackle in my first written review than Wes Craven’s SCREAM!
Directed by: Wes Craven
Written by: Kevin Williamson
Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan, and Drew Barrymore
Released: Dec 20, 1996
Runtime: 111 Minutes
First off, let me fully acknowledge that I am an unabashed Scream fan. This will be a completely biased account of my love for this film. Scream is a movie that kick started the modern slasher genre, and saved the horror landscape from the hell from which it crept in the early 90s. The decade of the 1990s is a terribly divisive time period for the genre. We had moved out of the heyday of the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises, and on to Troll 2. This movie spawned an revival of the slasher film which led to many attempting to duplicate with varying degrees of success. There will be SPOILERS from this point forward. You’ve been warned! Keep Reading