ScreamDirector: Wes Craven
Scream is at once a slasher film and a tongue-in-cheek position paper on the "dead teenagers" movies of the late 1970s/early 1980s that plays as half-parody, half-tribute. Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is having a rough time lately: she's still getting over the brutal rape and murder of her mother a year ago, and now one of her friends (Drew Barrymore) has been killed by a lunatic who harassed her with terrifying phone calls, then stabbed her to death while wearing a Halloween costume. Soon Sydney is receiving similar phone calls, quizzing her on the arcane details of such films as Friday the 13th and Prom Night, and is attacked by the same cloaked maniac. With her father missing, she has hardly anyone on her side except her best friend Tatum (Rose McGowan) and Tatum's brother Dewey (David Arquette), a half-bright cop. As for the murderer, it could be any number of people: Syd's father; her cute but overly intense boyfriend Billy (Skeet Ullrich); Tatum's goofball boyfriend Stuart (Matthew Lillard); or Randy (Jamie Kennedy), who works at the local video store and seems to like horror movies just a little too much. Much like Halloween, Scream spawned a series of sequels and inspired a large number of similar films -- its original working title, Scary Movie, became the title of the 2000 parody film by Damon Wayans.
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- Miramax Lionsgate
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Neve Campbell||Sidney Prescott|
|Liev Schreiber||Cotton Weary|
|Courteney Cox||Gale Weathers|
|David Arquette||Dewey Riley|
|Skeet Ulrich||Billy Loomis|
|Rose McGowan||Tatum Riley|
|Jamie Kennedy||Randy Meeks|
|Drew Barrymore||Casey Becker|
|Henry Winkler||Principal Himbry|
|Lawrence Hecht||Neal Prescott|
|W. Earl Brown||Kenny|
|Troy Bishop||Expelled Kid|
|Marco Beltrami||Score Composer|
|Howard Berger||Makeup Special Effects|
|Stuart M. Besser||Executive Producer|
|Dixie J. Capp||Co-producer|
|Richard Bryce Goodman||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Robert Kurtzman||Makeup Special Effects|
|David Lubin||Art Director|
|Marianne Maddalena||Executive Producer|
|Nicholas Mastandrea||Asst. Director|
|Bruce A. Miller||Production Designer|
|Gregory Nicotero||Makeup Special Effects|
|Bob Weinstein||Executive Producer|
|Harvey Weinstein||Executive Producer|
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start/ Opening Credits. [:18]
2. Wrong Number. [8:21]
3. It's Only Billy. [4:18]
4. Sidney's Turn. [4:12]
5. Questions. [1:30]
6. Story With A Punch. [6:31]
7. A Call For Sidney. [7:40]
8. Confrontation. [:12]
9. Someone's Knocking. [2:49]
10. Beer Bust. [1:15]
11. The Rules. [2:51]
12. Not The One. [:49]
13. No Help Here. [8:25]
14. Final Setup. [1:53]
15. Thwarted Plan. [6:09]
16. Face-Off. [7:01]
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I have seen many horror movies. I have also seen many normal movies. But,the Scream series stands out among all of them.I have a Scream-O-Thon at least 2 fridays every month which is when I play all four back to back!BUY IT!!!
First time I saw this on TV and it was scary, especially the opening. Through the movie has suspense, good dialogue mostly about horror movie cliches and horror movies in general. And it makes you guess who the killer might be, until the very end.
this is my all time favorite movie love the opening
OMG!The first in the trilogy is such a triller,witty,frightening and just plan awesome to watch.you never know when the killer will jump out and that keeps you on your toes,when the reveal finally came,that was a definite shocker!
This was a wonderful movie full of cliché's and originality. Another excellent addition to your Horror buff's shelf. Joe.
this movie was very exciting from start to finish. i don't usually jump at movies but i was jumping in this one. recomended for everyone who likes to get scared
The first time i saw it I was scared, but now i am totally obsessed with it! I Love The Second And Third One's Too....... But Not As Much.
If I could, I would rate this about 1,043 stars.I happen to be very particular about horror movies. This one was THE BEST of them all. I liked it because it was funny, it was gory, and the characters put on a suspenseful mood. I can't think of a better flick to see with your girlfriend! Just kidding. This is the movie to see on holloween night with all of the lights off and nobody around. It had me jumping all the way through it.
it was funny,edge of your seat,and of course SCARY!
I don't normally get scared at movies, and this one scared the crap out of me.
I thought that this was one of the best horror films ever made. The casting was wonderful. The second and third movies will never be as good as the first. The best kind of scary movie is the ones with a lot of gore. This is definetely the BEST!
When i looked through the top ten of everything 2004 book i was shocked to see that scream was listed as a horror spoof instead of a horror!! I really enjoyed the film, the 2nd and 3rd were good but not as good as the original.
This movie was by far my favorite movie ever. Most scary movies start off slow, but this one jumped right into it! It definetly kept me on the edge of my seat and best of all it is somewhat realistic unlike other movies. I would definetly reccomend this!!
Scream is one of those horror movies Where the killer calls up people and scares the crap out of them Randy played by Jamie Kenndy has a job at a VideoStore and his a horror movie freak Sydeny Prescott Mom died a year ago She dates a guy name Billy He is the bad guy Stu dates Tatum Stu is the bad guy too Gail HailStorm is a repoter and Drew BarryMoore plays Cassie who gets killed at the very beginng of the movie
Really people i have no clue why this movie even was popular. It is such a waste of film. Everyone knows the "formula" for a good horror movie, but what the point of watching a movie that is so predictable the characters even know when how and who will die. the dialoge is crap trying to break down horror movies by saying if you say be right back you die, or the girl alwasy runs up the stairs instead of the front door, and then what they end up doing that and being killed. sure the gore was ok, but please it was crap and killed the horror movie for good, for a man who directed last house on the left this is just such garbage
When the Scream trilogy was orginally released, I was in middle school, and they were the best scary movies for a slumber party full of 13 year old girls. They were just scary and gross enough to get everyone screaming, but not bad enough to make anyone cry or have nightmares. I will agree with the previous reviewer that this is not Wes Craven's best movie, but I don't believe it was meant for the same audience as Last House on The Left. I have never been able to sit through that. Not that its a bad movie, its just waaay to much for me. Totally on a different level of Horror than Scream. They really should not even be compared. Anyway, if you are looking for a good scary movie for a pre-teen slumber party, I recommend this one. Its funny in parts, really scary in parts, and really really gross in parts. Just remember, the last time I saw this, I was 13, and that's who I'd recommend this movie to.