Cult Horror Movies: Scream

One of the most watched American horror film series of all time, Scream has received significant critical acclaim, and has many fans all over the world.

Created by Kevin Williamson, the movie tells the story of a stalker dressed up with a scary Halloween costume, and the protagonist Sidney Prescott that is stalked by him, that in addition to persecute every person Sidney has around. Why is everything happening? There is a hidden meaning to everything, a story behind and you will not believe who the killer really is at the end of the movie.

The first Scream movie became the most acclaimed film of 1996, and the highest-grossing, combining a traditional slasher film with elements of horror, drama and comedy. After this great success, the staff decided to continue the saga, creating Scream 2, Scream 3, and Scream 4, during several years.

The actors of the first Scream are really good, starring Neve Campbell, the famous Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Courtney Cox (also known for his role in the sit-com Friends), Jamie Kennedy (also known for his role in Ghost Whisperer), and Matthew Lillard (also known as Shaggy Rogers in Scooby-Doo).

This movie series has been really original during the 90’, and its fame goes on and on, even if the years passes by, and this happens only if a movie is really well done. Scream has received several awards, among which the Saturn Award for Best Actress and the Best Horror Film.

I think that the scariest part of the movie is the fact that it’s something that can really happen in everyday life. And Sidney’s story is really touching, reflecting how life really can be.

Scream is such a cult movie that there have been parodies of it during the years, in addition to different art-books and literature manuscripts.

Also, my brother and I just finished watching a television series spin-off from the original Scream, currently on Netflix. Until now only two seasons have been released, and we don’t know yet if it will be a third season; but, it’s really interesting to see how the original Scream has been adapted to modern times and technology by the authors, but maintaining the original themes and techniques that made the original Scream from the 90’ great.


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Published by Iole Catanzaro

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