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Scream

"Someone's Taken Their Love Of Scary Movies One Step Too Far!"

R 1996-12-20 Crime 1hr 52m

After a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends led by Sidney Prescott become the target of a masked killer.

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Storyline

After a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends led by Sidney Prescott become the target of a masked killer.

  • Released
    1996-12-20
  • Revenue
    $173,100,000
  • Budget
    $14,000,000
  • Runtime
    1hr 52m
  • Genre
    Crime, Horror, Mystery
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    7.4
  • Production
    Dimension Films, Woods Entertainment, Miramax

Crew

Wes Craven
Director
Kevin Williamson
Screenplay
Cathy Konrad
Producer

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Cast

David Arquette

David Arquette

Dewey Riley
Neve Campbell

Neve Campbell

Sidney Prescott
Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox

Gale Weathers
Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan

Tatum Riley
Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich

Billy Loomis
Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy

Randy Meeks
W. Earl Brown

W. Earl Brown

Kenny Brown
Joseph Whipp

Joseph Whipp

Sheriff Burke
Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber

Cotton Weary
Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Casey Becker
Roger L. Jackson

Roger L. Jackson

Ghostface (voice)
David Booth

David Booth

Casey's Father
Carla Hatley

Carla Hatley

Casey's Mother
Lawrence Hecht

Lawrence Hecht

Neil Prescott
Lois Saunders

Lois Saunders

Mrs. Tate
Lisa Beach

Lisa Beach

TV Reporter #1
Tony Kilbert

Tony Kilbert

TV Reporter #2
C.W. Morgan

C.W. Morgan

Hank Loomis
Troy Bishop

Troy Bishop

Expelled Teen #1
Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

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Leonora Scelfo

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Nancy Anne Ridder

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Kenny Kwong

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Justin Sullivan

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Teen on Couch
Kurtis Bedford

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Bored Teen
Angela Miller

Angela Miller

Girl on Couch
Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Principal Arthur Himbry (uncredited)
Linda Blair

Linda Blair

Obnoxious Reporter (uncredited)
Wes Craven

Wes Craven

Fred the Janitor (uncredited)
Matt McDonald

Matt McDonald

Video Customer (uncredited)
Freddy W. Smith

Freddy W. Smith

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Movie Reviews

Reviews for Scream
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A Review by mooney240 10

Written by mooney240 on 2022-09-03

**Scream was the first of its kind that redefined horror with new rules, a meta plot, and rebellious unexpected twists.** Scream followed... read more

**Scream was the first of its kind that redefined horror with new rules, a meta plot, and rebellious unexpected twists.** Scream followed all the rules and simultaneously broke them in a brilliant self-aware genre reinvention that leveraged every horror movie trope to set up and subvert every expectation. Scream is a love ballad to horror movie fans that intimately knows and zealously honors the legacy of terror-filled films that came before while creating something new, innovative, bold, and surprising. Scream’s dark humor and admiration of overused horror plot points resulted in one of the first meta films in history. Characters know they are living a real-life horror film and yet make dumb and predictable horror movie decisions tricking the viewers into a sort of safety before breaking all the rules and surprising with unexpected twists and turns. Scream was the first of its kind and welcomed a whole new horror sub-genre and a movie franchise that still has no end in sight over 25 years later.

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A Review by TitanGusang 8

Written by TitanGusang on 2023-03-05

**_Scream delivered a breath of fresh air into the slasher franchise and holds up rather well nearly 30 years later._** The plot of this ... read more

**_Scream delivered a breath of fresh air into the slasher franchise and holds up rather well nearly 30 years later._** The plot of this film follows a cookie-cutter structure that models nearly all of the great slasher franchises of the late 1970s and early 1980s, but that is entirely the point. Scream is completely aware of the tropes of horror movies and utilizes them in a creative way by adding commentary and subtle comedy delivered by the characters throughout the film. It is not a full-fledged comedy by any means; there is no forced humor or jokes, but it is more of a dark comedy that pokes fun at itself in the background. The performances from our main cast were great. Neve Campbell delivers an excellent badass performance and is the perfect lead for the franchise. She is capable of fighting back in a brutal way and rivals Laurie Stroud from Halloween as my favorite final girl of all time. Courtney Cox was quite good as well; she had limited screen time but was able to really make the most of it. David Arquette was okay; he did not blow me away by any means, and he is quite replaceable in my opinion. Matthew Lillard was my favorite of the film; his performance was over the top and quite mentally deranged, which worked really well. Skeet Ulrich was also quite good, but took a backseat to Lillard in my opinion. The direction of this film was great. Wes Craven did an excellent job delivering unique shots and utilizing the camera angle and height quite well. I do think this movie needs a little more gore and violence for it being a slasher film. There was really only one kill that was quite memorable to me. For it being a homage and critique of the slasher genre, it was lacking quite a bit in the slash department. In addition, the runtime felt a bit bloated, and I think if this was cut down to maybe ten minutes, the viewing experience would have been better. Overall, I do think this movie is slightly overrated, but it is still a great film and worthy of its praise (for the most part). **Score:** _79%_ | **Verdict:** _Great_

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A Review by The Movie Mob

**Scream was the first of its kind that redefined horror with new rules, a meta plot, and rebellious unexpected twists.** Scream followed all the rules and simultaneously broke them in a brilliant self-aware genre reinvention that levera...

reviewer avatar

A Review by mooney240 10

Written by mooney240 on 2022-09-03

**Scream was the first of its kind that redefined horror with new rules, a meta plot, and rebellious unexpected twists.** Scream followed all the rules and simultaneously broke them in a brilliant ...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by TitanGusang 8

Written by TitanGusang on 2023-03-05

**_Scream delivered a breath of fresh air into the slasher franchise and holds up rather well nearly 30 years later._** The plot of this film follows a cookie-cutter structure that models nearly al...

read more