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Scream [VHS] 
Wes Craven's smash hit horror movie is a post-modern take on the slasher cycle of the late Seventies and early Eighties, which included the director's own 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'. In the small American town of Woodsboro, a psychotic freak with a love of horror flicks murders teenager Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore). The killer then begins terrorising Casey's classmate, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), whose mother was murdered a year earlier. When Sidney encounters the stalker and escapes, her boyfriend Billy (Skeet Ulrich) is arrested. However, the phone calls and killings continue.
With the smash hit Scream, novice screenwriter Kevin Williamson and veteran horror director Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) revived the mouldering corpse of the teen horror picture, both creatively and commercially, by playfully acknowledging the exhausted clichés and then turning them inside out. Scream is a postmodern slasher movie, a horror film that cleverly deconstructs horror films, then reassembles the dead tissue, and (like Frankenstein's monster) creates new life. When a serial killer starts hacking up their fellow teens, the media-savvy youngsters of Scream realise that the smartest way of sticking around for the sequel is to avoid the terminal behaviours that inevitably doom supporting players in the movies. They've seen all the movies, and the rules of the genre are like second nature to them. One of the scariest and funniest setups features a kid watching John Carpenter's seminal Halloween on video. As Jamie Lee Curtis is shadowed by Michael Meyers and the kid on the couch yells at her to turn around, Craven reverses his camera and we see that the kid should be taking his own advice. The fresh-faced young cast (including Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette) is fun to watch, and their tart dialogue is sprinkled with enough archly self-conscious pop-culture references to make Quentin Tarantino blush. --Jim EmersonSee all Product description
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8 May 2018
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
Had to ask for refund as the disc jumped a bit but I have seen this film before. I fancied seeing it again and I still find it quite good for a horror, if a bit over the top. I read other reviews and found some were right about the actors Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy and Matthew Lillard etc did appear too old to be playing high school students. I remember watching this as a teenager and did find the actual scary mask scary, it still worth watching even if it is quite dated now. The other sequeals are never as good since the character of 'Randy' (Jamie Kennedy) gets killed off. The strange thing I thought was seeing Happy Days actor play the schools headmaster didn't think that was the right choice. There are worse horror films to watch and that this is rather old, it still worth a viewing again. Though the clever plot was that there are actually 2 killers wearing the same 'scary mask'. Won't say who they are though.
18 June 2015
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
This is one of the best horror films of the 90's where Wes Craven makes a parody of horror/slasher films where a masked killer who is a horror film addict stalks and kills teenagers. The acting is not great but story takes the form of satire which was also very original for a horror film.
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Classic Wes Craven film.. came out when I was a teen, watched at a friend's house party.. And loved it ever since.Read more
Watched on prime not knowing it was part of the scream series of films not having having the mask picture on the cover.one thing it gets straight into the action.
Amazing film best slasher movie of the 90s by far amazing story and cast
To be honest I didn't even know that this existed. Because of the rarity of it I had to get it and was delighted with it. Came in Sealed and in perfect condition.