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This review is from: Scream [DVD]  (DVD)
Horror guru ,Wes Craven directs this unforgettable horror classic that gave new life to the horror genre. The first of (now to be) 4 films this so far is the best by a long shot. The Drew Barrymore sequence at the start is one of the greatest openings to a film in recent memory and is simply terrifying. The rest of the film is a black comedy which was original genius at that time from writer Kevin Williamson. Our heroine of the film is school student ,Sidney Prescott played very well by Neve Campbell. Courtney Cox, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy and Matthew Lillard also star, however it is David Arquette who steals the show as nerdy, nervous Deputy 'Dewey' Riley. The film is tremendous and raised the bar in horror and a new wave of slasher films were born, all of which fail in comparison to this modern great.