Scream

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

Audio commentary by director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson ; Production featurette ; Behind the scenes: "On the Scream Set'' and "Drew Barrymore"; Q & A with the cast and crew ; Theatrical trailer ; TV spots
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
With contemporary horror master Wes Craven at the helm and a cheekily self-aware script by Kevin Williamson, Scream (1996) single-handedly resuscitated the teen slasher genre for the media-saturated 1990s. From the opening slaughter of blonde star Drew Barrymore through the last-minute heroics of final girls Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, Scream simultaneously sent up and reenacted 1970s and 1980s slasher film conventions (with a nod to founding father Alfred Hitchcock). With a telephone-and knife-wielding psycho taunting beset babes, clueless authority figures, and references to such slasher chestnuts as Friday the 13th (1980) and Halloween (1978), Scream played off the teen audience's pop knowledge while taking a jab at the debate over the effects of media violence. The teen audience responded by turning the unheralded horror flick into a $100 million smash. Along with spawning the inevitable sequels, Scream's success reestablished the strength of the adolescent demographic and resulted in a host of teen horror movies, including the Williamson-penned I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and The Faculty (1999), as well as establishing Williamson as the teen scribe for the late 1990s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • UPC: 031398134428
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:51:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 38,374

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Matthew Lillard Stuart
Drew Barrymore Casey Becker
Henry Winkler Principal Himbry
Lawrence Hecht Neal Prescott
W. Earl Brown Kenny
Linda Blair Reporter
Troy Bishop Expelled Kid
Technical Credits
Wes Craven Director
Linda Beach Casting
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
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Cathy Konrad Producer
Robert Kurtzman Makeup Special Effects
David Lubin Art Director
Patrick Lussier Editor
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
Kevin Williamson Screenwriter
Cary Woods Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    My Favorite Movie Ever!

    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!!!

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Scary

    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.

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  • Posted April 30, 2011

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    OMG

    this is my all time favorite movie love the opening

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

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    Scream made my scream too!

    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!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A perfect horror movie for me, when it first came out.

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Such a stupid 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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Scary horror movie The Killer's Out There!!!!

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!

    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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Scream not a horror?

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    By: MPI

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME

    I don't normally get scared at movies, and this one scared the crap out of me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    scream

    it was funny,edge of your seat,and of course SCARY!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST MOVIE THAT I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It Is Awesome!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Most Original Horror movie

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Fun.

    This was a wonderful movie full of cliché's and originality. Another excellent addition to your Horror buff's shelf. Joe.

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