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Scream (1996)

Director Wes Craven’s intelligent reinvention of the slasher genre sees a sick maniac on the loose in a small suburban town, murdering anyone who gets horror trivia questions wrong.

scream1996Gleefully exploring the relationship between gore movies and their core audience, this terrific shocker exposes the genre’s knee-jerk devices, while still offering gasps galore – and a genuinely surprising dénouement.

Kevin Williamson’s elaborate script subversively keeps things scary even when the sinister events are at their funniest, and pays clever homage to such key titles as Halloween (1978) and Friday the 13th (1980).

Sidney Prescott
Neve Campbell
Gale Weathers
Courteney Cox
Deputy Dwight “Dewey” Riley
David Arquette
Billy Loomis
Skeet Ulrich
Casey Becker
Drew Barrymore
Matthew Lillard
Cotton Weary
Liev Schreiber
Jamie Kennedy
Tatum Riley
Rose McGowan
Mr Prescott
Lawrence Hecht
“The Voice”
Roger L Jackson
Principal Himbry
Henry Winkler
Maureen Prescott
Priscilla Pointer
Obnoxious reporter
Linda Blair
Fred, the janitor
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