To any horror movie fan, if shown the recognizable ghost face mask they know it from the iconic nineties movie, Scream.
Revival of Horror
The classic suspenseful horror classic would later inspire a cult following leading to the commercial success of many sequels in its franchise, plus the desire to dress up like the familiar serial killer every Halloween.
The eighties known for its horror B listers of horror, had the nineties re-establish the word as a true genre that is good to stay. Scream dared to be different, influenced by many predecessors, it sure became a classic of the nineties!
It seems difficult for her to get over what happened, failing to accept the truth until it is spelled out to her by her boyfriend, Billy, Skeet Ulrich. People around her desperately trying to hide the truth from her to protect her, has her in trauma when it’s already too late to stop what is happening.
The Horror Classics
Throughout the movie, Stuart, played by Mathew Lillard, insists that there are rules everyone must follow to survive a horror film. This statement comes from a fan of horror films pointing out how much trivia the killer knows about horror movies.
Near the end of the film, Stuart spells out to his friends what the rules are, and some of them are more comedic than dangerous.
I didn’t like that over the entire movie the audience is trying to identify who the killer might be, only for them to reveal it during the last few minutes of the suspense.
It might be better if staying a mastery. That way it allows the audience to make their assumptions about the killer’s identity. It also forces the viewers to pay closer attention to the movie and risk missing out on any essential clues that can help them.
There were many references to other favorite horror classics. The writers of the movie wanted to pay tribute to the other horror industry that influenced them to write Scream.
My score is 7/10