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After a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends led by Sidney Prescott (Campbell) become the target of a masked killer in this smash-hit “clever thriller” (The Washington Post) that launched the Scream franchise and breathed new life into the horror genre.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 64
- Fresh: 51
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Not even horror fans who can answer all this film's knowing trivia questions may be fully comfortable with such an exploitative mix.
Fresh: A bravura, provocative sendup of horror pictures that's also scary and gruesome yet too swift-moving to lapse into morbidity.
Fresh: The film plays lively games with the macabre.
Fresh: Scream builds to a splattering finale that should leave genre fans highly satisfied. Here's one of the year's better thrillers.
FINALLY!!! Its about time this movie is the best slasher movies of all time.
This movie is awesome. Its both scary and funny. This movie changed the horror genre it explained the rules of the horror movies. Its a must c for u horror fans u will LOVE IT!!!
IT ALL STARTED WITH A PHONE CALL
Scream re-defined the horror genre in the 90's, in a very similar way that Halloween revitalized the 1970's horror genre. Scream uses a tongue-in-cheek approach in which the characters are all self-aware of the cheesy played out teen horror films. It's really,really hard to think of a film that uses straightforward scares with dialogue that satirized slasher flicks. Scream just set the bar and I can remember back in 1996 just how popular it was. That opening scene with Drew Barrymore is such a classic
Be sure to also see the sequel, Scream 2, which is also fantastic. Scream 3 is not as good as 1 or 2, but is worth a watch.
And I'm so glad that after more than a decade after the release of Scream 3, Dimension Films will be releasing Scream 4 on April 15,2011. It's looking very promising thus far, with the 3 main characters (Sidney, Dewey, and Gale) all returning with the same actor/actresses I might add.
This is one of the best Slasher Films out there.
Completely redefined horror in it's genre.
Can't wait for this movie it's release , AND for Scre4m