Ah, kitties (and kiddies) what I've been waiting for ever since i heard the news:
A week devoted to the fantabulous slasher/satire flick, SCREAM! in honor of SCREAM 4 debuting April 15!
Now, for those of you living under a rock who've never heard of SCREAM, here's a rundown:
Scream is a 1996 horror film that tells the story of the fictional town Woodsboro, California being terrorized by a masked killer who enjoys tormenting his victims with phone calls and movie references. The killer's main target is Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), a teenage girl whose mother, Maureen, fell victim to a brutal murder one year earlier. The film takes the form of a "whodunit" mystery, with many of her friends and townspeople being fellow targets and suspects.
Scream is to slasher flicks in the late 90's what Halloween was to them in the late 70's. Wes Craver used a tongue-in-cheek approach that combined straightforward scares with dialogue that satirized slasher film conventions.
Who can forget the memorable mention of "how to avoid being killed in a horror film?" (doled out by character Randy):
You can't have sex, since only virgins can outsmart the killer in the end.
You can't drink or do drugs, since like rule #1, they are sins.
Don't ever say "I'll be right back."
Or Ghostface's immortal line, usually asked when doling out a phonecall to a potential victim: "Do you like scary movies?"
This film was excellent,ahead of its time, and its two sequels, unlike many others did NOT disappoint! I, for one, am curious jsut what's left to tell of the tale of Sidney Prescott (cause you know, you just know, there is) and am also curious to see if this chick is gonna be another Michael Myers or Jason - one who never dies. The new film stars Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, and David Arquette,as well as a whole new cast of "Scream-ites".
Tomorrow: Rocco's ten best SLASHER flicks!
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