Scream review

Film description

Postmodern deconstruction of the slasher flick - Scream's victims have all seen scary movies and know exactly what to expect when a masked killer starts stalking them...

Release Dates

UK Cinema release
May 2nd 1997
UK Blu-ray release
May 11th 2011

Scream features



    • Daniela

      Feb 11th 2009, 13:27

      Scream- the mother of all slasher films. And it is the master of the slasher genre, Wes Craven, who once again hasn’t failed to deliver with originality and style. The films twisted plotline incorporates everything that typically wouldn’t be expected of a horror classic- humour, sex and gore. The consequences of each character is predictable, but nothing can prepare the audience for the unforgettably shocking beginning to the film. Take Drew Barrymore, the most famous actress in the film. A typical teenager, pretty, flirtatious and a love of scary movies. Butcher her boyfriend…telephone and mess with her head...then hang her from a tree, gutted inside out in the front garden… all within the first fifteen minutes. Why not?! Scream turns what is expected upside down, making it more addictively special. Undercover killer on the loose, we are left racking our brains to uncover the truth. We are fed clues to the identity of the masked killer, and just as we think we’ve cracked who’s responsible, there’s another twist and we are thrown into the unknown again. As characters are killed off, the more suspicious we become of those who remain, ensuring guaranteed surprise at the end. Highlighting the dark secrets within an idyllic neighbourhood, Scream shows no one is safe, dropping the audience straight in, with the horrific beginning and leaving with a cliff hanger at the end. But above all, Scream leaves the audience with constant fear of the infamous phone call……who will be phoned next?...

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