Scream (1996) History of Horror

Mike Matei / October 27th, 2007


  • April 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Nothing to say about this, but I heard they’re making Scream 4 pretty soon, so be prepared!

  • K6CTX

    April 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Although Scream gets a lot of shit, I really enjoy it. That doesn’t go for the sequels though, and yes, even though 4 isn’t out yet, it will be garbage.

  • Deadpool2010

    April 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I love all three of the Scream films. Not too sure how I feel about Scream 4 since Scream 3 pretty much ended it and ended it amazingly, but Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson(the writer of the screenplay for all three films) are suppose to return and David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette and even Neve Campbell are all reported to return, so it might be good, we’ll just have to wait for the trailers and then the actual film.

  • Shikster

    April 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I liked the first one. Enough said hehe.

  • May 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Scream in a funny way did bring back the slasher movie’s. We could have done without 2 and 3 tho. Still to this day it seems like everyone has a slasher movie.

  • May 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I think Scream is an excellent movie for fans of the horror genre. While so many horror films treat the audience like fools expecting them to fall for the same clichĂ©s over and over, Scream was not only self-aware but also had a slew of inside jokes only real horror fans would get, like all the references to Wes Craven and John Carpenter, and Drew Barrymore commenting in the opening that “the first Nightmare On Elm Street was good but the rest sucked.”
    It may not be the best movie Wes made, but it is definitely a treat.

    Shame the writers of Scary Movie didn’t work out Scream was a parody and thought “this movie sucks. Let’s parody it!” Thank God Friedberg & Seltzer’s script was shitcanned, even though they used their vague association to Scary Movie to forge their entire fucking career.

    I love Wes, but he’s the indirect cause of so much awful shit he lost control of, like the ‘[x] Movie’ series and Freddy’s Dead.

  • mcmikec84

    July 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I didn’t think it was all that great, it’s ok last time I saw the movie was when I rented it on VHS back in ’97…..ahhh, the days of adolescence, where did they go???

  • Dr. Robzo

    August 10, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I remember this movie series as the cause, of one of my good friends at the time, to realize his dream. From the moment he saw it, he realized he wanted to be a director. His first attempt at making a film was actually a home movie called Scream 4; which I had a part it (this was almost 7 years ago mind you). The last time I was at the movies, I saw a poster for Scream 4 and I just had to laugh. Peronally, I thought these movies sucked hard. The only part I actually like in the whole series, was when Jay and Silent Bob made a cameo in Scream 3.

    • Malara Linson

      November 12, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      He wanted to be a director after he saw this film? What a sad story that is. If only he’d seen a GREAT MOVIE!

  • CrazyA.M.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

    This Movie Has My Vote As The Best Horror Movie. I Loved All Three Even Tho Alot Of People Hate The 3rd, I Actually Like It. Tho The First And Second Are The Best Outta The 3. Im Actually Really Excited For The 4th To Come Out, I Just Think They Should Let Sid Be. I Wouldve Gone Insane Or Killed Myself If It Happened Again. Let Her Have Some Peace Of Mind And Get Another Heroine But Still Make A Cameo

  • August 15, 2010 at 10:55 am

    What Is The Point Of Writing Like This? It Just Takes More Time Than Writing Like Normal!

  • CrazyA.M.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Cause I Always Write Like That, It Doesnt Take Longer Cause Im Used To Writing Fast Like This

  • venom 51007

    September 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I was actually watching one of creeds music vids on youtube and it was a vid about scream i’m not sure if it relates to the other two but who knows it might be a sneak peak at scream 4 (i think)

  • icehead

    September 12, 2010 at 4:32 am

    I just watched this movie again for the first time in several years. I love all the little references in it, like the janitor who’s dressed like Freddy Krueger. Or there’s the line when Rose McGowan says “You’re sounding like some Wes Carpenter flick.” She combines the names John Carpenter with Wes Craven, and considering that Wes Craven is behind the wheel of this movie, that’s just hilarious. The way it uses music from Halloween while the characters are watching it as music for the movie itself is just awesome.

  • 70alt1

    September 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    This movie is extra scary for me because Ghostface is based off of the Gainesville Ripper and I live in Gainesville.

  • September 24, 2010 at 8:56 am

    omg i remember when i was kid i got so scared i stayed in my room.
    also i remember on haloween a guy had the same costume i nearly shite my pants. im still scared of him now. 80

  • TMO007

    October 20, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I hate how James threw out that Scream was the reason why a generation knew that Jason’s mother was the original killer in Friday the 13th, because I was part of that generation and it’s so true. Haha I was just a lad then so gimme a break!

  • slasherfan

    October 24, 2010 at 4:27 am

    in my opinion which doesnt mean much.but i think scream is the last great slasher movie

  • Dgamer21

    October 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I would say Scream is more or less a parody of slasher films. Because it makes fun of all the horror movie cliches that were going on during the 70’s and 80’s.

  • November 2, 2010 at 3:36 am


  • diehard243

    May 14, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I will admit I like the first 3 but I have to agree with K6CTX Scream 4 sucks before and after it came out. It was DESTINED to suck!

  • Ilovegames

    July 21, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Wow my B-day lol

  • penpan

    August 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Scream was a landmark for the age it was made in, when cellular phones were becoming main stream and a killer could be making the calls in your own backyard. Scream made people get caller id, yes, just like other horror films made people think twice. Neve Campbell was fun to watch as our heroine and part three left me with an optimistic feeling, like as she’s walking toward her future, so can all of us.

    Overrated or not, you can’t deny this film brought kids back into slashers and got them on all the classics. I remember how popular this film was on its release, and how it had like 5 different vhs covers 😛 My mom bought one of course!

  • ThrowntoReality

    March 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I thought this film was okay, but I expected to hate it, so that’s a good thing for me.
    The reason I didn’t like it was because when they revealed who the killer was, I never found it very believable that IT was a psychopath… I almost cracked at the point when IT sucked off the blood from ITS fingers! The acting didn’t help either.
    But then again, it’s very hard to impress me with films. Regardless of genre.
    (Note that I never revealed the killer’s sex, so NO SPOILERS THERE!)


    May 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    i think this was my first horror or slasher movie ever.

  • jacko wacko

    July 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Who would win in a fight:Ghostface vs Michael myers

  • Quinn Goodlive

    October 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Did You Know: Wes Craven planned a sequel to Scr4m called 5cream. But it was canceled after the announcement of the TV series which it will be on MTV

  • MonsterMovieSciFi fan

    October 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm


  • Don Skiver

    September 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Part of me likes this movie because it was self aware and a parody…but then part of me HATES this movie because of all the shitty slashers and sequels that it spawned that were NOT self aware and were NOT parodies…and don’t get me started on Scary Movie and its million sequels…ugh…

  • fcabanski

    October 28, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Scream is more like Yawn. It was boring, contrived, and stupid disguising itself as smart.

    • Malara Linson

      November 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Agreed, it wasn’t original at all. Now people realize that it had all been done before, thanks to the internet!!

  • Erepyon

    July 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Eventhough I’m a big fan of Jason Voorhees, Freddie Krueger, Michael Myers, and all the classic slashers, I also like Scream, at least until Scream 2. Didn’t care much about Scream 3, and 4 is just totally meh. Just like James said, I like it because it is self aware of the cliche in slasher genre, and it’s even self aware of its own cliche. Dumb, but kinda unique. But the most reason I like it is because, I like the idea that eventhough the serial killer is wearing a masil but it can be everybody and an ordinary person. And the set is in ordinary neighborhood. I mean, it’s not like everyday I’m gonna spend my holiday in a wood or being killed in my dream. And eventhough Michael Myers also roams in the neighborhood, but we already know it’s Michael Myers, while in Scream, the killer can be just a seemingly ordinary teen without any super strength or supernatural power, just someone you can meet everyday or even be friends with. Of course this is not a new thing, but I still think Scream is good for what it is.

  • October 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    R.I.P. Wes Craven

  • lioneye

    May 28, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    the painting is called the shriek not the scream, i know this is a massively minor pick and i apologise but it made my ocd tingle

Leave a Reply

James’ favorites