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1996 American slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson Website

Approval Rate: 61%

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    Sat May 07 2011

    Great scary movie with a hint of humor.

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    Sun Jan 24 2010

    I loved all three!!! Dewey is my favorite character Randy Is My Second Favorite. Im not a huge fan of skeet ulrich but he played the role well of a seriel killer. There are some funny lines in it for example "did you really call the cops on me" "you bet your sorry ass I did" "my mom and dad are gonna be so mad at me" LOL

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    Mon Jan 04 2010

    I like Scream, it's not a bad movie

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    Thu Jun 11 2009

    Bad! I see this more as a slasher flick rather than horror.Its not scary in anyway.Sure the movie gives you a few twists but the overall movie is just about a serial killer in a ghost costume. This movie also is very cheesy and depicts how easy it would be to kill stupid teenagers. I laughed when i saw this movie,and it was meant to be scary? This is the reason why this movie was prime target for the Scary Movie films.

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    Wed Mar 11 2009

    The opening sequence to this teenage slasher film is one of the most memorable scenes in Hollywood history. I know, that may seem like jumping the gun a bit, but it's not; believe me. Think about it; Drew Barrymore alone in a house when the phone rings right as she's setting popcorn on the stove. She informs the caller that she's getting ready to settle down and watch a scary movie. She loves scary movies. The caller is dark and mysterious yet surprisingly friendly, almost so smooth he's inviting and so Drew (her name in the film is Casey) keeps talking to him. Then he starts to scare her. He lets her know he's watching her and when she threatens to hang up he threatens her life. What follows may be one of the most intense scenes in the whole of horror films, and it remains one of the most memorable scenes ever filmed. So begins a tale of murder in a small town as local students start dropping like flies. It's the one year anniversary of the brutal murder of young Sidne... Read more

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    Wed Mar 11 2009

    SCREAM has it all: blood, terror, humour, parody, and a sensational cast. The opening scene w/ a captivating Drew Barrymore (E.T., Firestarter, Charlie's Angels, etc.) as the taunted victim is every bit as classic as the source material (When A Stranger Calls) it draws from! As a rabid horror fanatic, I love all of the jokes and movie references. Director Wes Craven (The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare On Elm Street, The People Under The Stairs) and screenwriter Kevin Williamson make quite the dynamic duo on this one. No matter how many times I watch SCREAM, I still have fun doing so. Neve Campbell (Wild Things, The Craft) is the late 90s / 2000s answer to Jamie Lee Curtis' 70s-80s horror-film domination. I only wish she'd made more creepers! Courtney Cox ("Friends") and David Arquette (Eight Legged Freaks!) are a cool couple here, even before they married in real life! Rose McGowan (Devil In The Flesh), apart from being great in her smart-a$$ best friend role, has eyes and other assets t... Read more

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    Thu Jan 22 2009

    I really enjoyed this movie. I thought the actors were all pretty good, and I liked the background information they gave us about Cotton, and how he was framed for murder, and the killer was still out there. Creeeepy.

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    Sun Oct 12 2008

    I recently bought the Scream boxset for a very good price. I watched the first one and I was highly disappointed. The references to other movies got annoying and I hated the cast. I prefer 70's and 80's horror to most of the junk in horror today. It had a few good scenes but wasnt too impressed. I think Wes Craven is overrated. Ive stated this on anther one of his movies, i've even checked out the Interet movie database to see what he has done. Nightmare on Elm Street is a classic and probably his best work. His other movies were decent but nothing could compare to Nightmare on Elm Street. Scream is decent but I wouldnt call it the greatest horror film of the 90's. Im sure someone will answer this.

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    Sat Oct 11 2008

    This fun and fresh thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat and prepared for Halloween every year! A must-watch movie for the thrill seeker!

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    Thu Oct 09 2008

    This movie is great every millionth time you see it but there is nothing like the first time. The first time is great when you don't know who the killer is and you're guessing all the way through. It's extremely spooky the first time you watch it and thats the whole point. It's your typical teen slasher but it came at a time when a teen slasher wasn't typical. Of course now everybody tries to make stupid teen horror movies but nothing comes close to Scream! Scream 2 and 3 are also good but of course don't even come close to the original! Great Stars and great acting help this movie out too! Neve Campbell is perfect, Rose McGowan does great, David Arquette and Courteney Cox just have great chemistry! Skeet Ulrich is the new Johnny Depp for Wes Craven and Matthew Lliard and whoever plays Randy are just great. You couldn't have picked better people. Oh and Drew Barrymore looking great for her short stint in this movie! If you haven't seen it WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??? You have to check this o... Read more

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    Thu Oct 02 2008

    i'll always love these movies

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    Sat Sep 20 2008


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    Wed Sep 10 2008

    one of my very favorites!!!!!

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    Thu Aug 28 2008

    mildly entertaining

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    Tue Jul 22 2008

    hhahahaha....i laughed soo much watching this movie...but I must confess...i liked it so much I had it memorized!

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    Thu Jul 10 2008

    good mix, funny at times, scary at times, twist at the end

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    Sat Jun 28 2008

    I have a hard time understanding why this movie has such low ratings. It was very well done and had a great surprise ending. I think it must be because it has been shown so many times on television.

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    Fri Jun 27 2008

    this movie is cheesy, but I love it anyway

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    Sun Jun 22 2008

    Not really scary but I still like it.

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    Thu Jun 19 2008

    My Favorite Horror Movie

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    Mon Jun 09 2008

    I give this one "good" cuz they really kept u guessing til the end of the movie - total surprise to me when I found out who they were

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    Sun Jun 08 2008

    only the first one.

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    Wed Jun 04 2008

    Remeber the Scream masks that everybody wanted for Halloween?

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    Sun Jun 01 2008

    was the best one made but not saying much about the films....they kinda suck

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    Wed May 28 2008

    more funny

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    Mon Apr 14 2008

    I am a fan of the Scream Queen genre and I give this a three spot for introducing some new blood.

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    Mon Apr 14 2008

    Not outstanding, but I liked all of them

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    Mon Apr 14 2008

    OK, I guess, but nothing special. There was way to much hype about this movie when it came out.

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    Fri Aug 03 2007

    This movie was the perfect blend of comedy and horror.  I didn't care too much for the sequels though.  They were ok, but nothing could match the original.  Wes Craven's creativity was what made it a hit.

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    Sat Jun 23 2007

    this movie wasnt anything special really i thought it was ridiculous. it wasnt scary it was lame. his voice isnt scary either. there was nothin scary about this movie. to tell u the truth i only liked david arquette and courtney cox. but i think courteney cox is better in one of my favorite shows, "Friends".

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    Sat Jun 23 2007

    I think the spoof did better than the actual movie.

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    Sat Feb 10 2007

    hahahahahahahaha. this was so funny. it's a parody, why is it listed in horror?

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    Sun Nov 05 2006

    Boring and predictable. No gorey sences at all.

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    Wed Sep 13 2006

    This is one of the best slashers ever, and one of Craven's better efforts. It's sylish, creative and funny. Worth seeing again and again.

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    Tue Jan 03 2006

    this should be a thriller or a who dunnit but it is NOT A HORROR(its good but not a horror)

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    Mon Dec 26 2005

    This movie is boring and it is a amature horror movie this movie is so predictable.

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    Tue Sep 20 2005

    I think it'll take a 5 star as a comdey movie .. but i would give it 3 for the stupid silly story !..

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    Thu Sep 15 2005

    that movie is hilarious....scary and hilarious! i laughed my ass off during that movie....thats a 5!!!!!.....nice death scene drew....

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    Fri Aug 19 2005

    Everyone should admit it, this was one of the best thought out horror movies in ages. The whole idea of rules for horror movies was great. Any true horror fan already knew the rules, but to have the movie writers acknowledge those rules did exist was almost like a tribute to us. Not to mention the twists and turns and the elements of surprise they used in this one, the acting and cast were perfect. Matthew Lillard stole the show!!!!

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    Fri Jun 17 2005

    scream was great cuz it was fun trying to figure out who the killer was. it was entertaining

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    Sat Feb 26 2005

    This was the first scary movie I had watched since Child's Play 2 when I was 11 (gave me nightmares for six years, that one! And I didn't even watch all of it!). It used to be my favourite movie of all time, but then I grew up and realized it was nothing but a teenybopper movie. It just isn't scary, but the acting is relatively good. Watch it if you're at a sleepover.

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    Thu Nov 25 2004

    Another typical slasher movie that turned out to be a dud.

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    Tue Sep 14 2004

    About as scary as seeing dog droppings from another dog in your yard.

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    Wed Aug 04 2004

    This movie almost single handedly ruined the slasher genre. It sucks