Written by: horror_junkie31
Alright i'm actually in the middle of the road when it comes to this film. I like the concept this film is based around which is reality,no supernatural killer like Michael,Jason,Freddy,etc just an average villain. Along with the self-reference to scary movies,from Frankenstein to Friday the 13th.
The young cast of characters were appealing to me,since they were from the Generation X.They weren't your typical type-casted characters,they grew up around scary movies.As well as the set rules based around the genre,I also enjoyed the trivia in the film.
I only wished that this was kept up throughout the film before each kill.Another nitpick I have is I don't agree with the growing opinion. That Scream revived the dying horror genre,in truth I strongly believe it was Halloween. Looking deeper into this film and if your familar with it's backstory. Writer Kevin Williamson is a die-hard fan of John Carpenter's Halloween.
This film had everything Billy Loomis named after Sam Loomis from Halloween and Psycho. Remade scene Halloween like the classic closet scene.As well as music and actually footage from Carpenter's Halloween. If this film hadn't borrowed so much from Halloween,then it could've stood on it's own. So in a way Scream rose to fame from the help of Halloween.
I do enjoy the fact that this film had the guts (no pun intended),to break the classic rules. Sydney not only went out to investigate a strange noise,but also had sex...and she lived. Looking back now i'd say despite my small issues this is in the end a great film.Which has earned it the right to be considered a classic compared to most of the 2000's decade of releases.