A hyper-intelligent serial killer preys on the teenage denizens of a small town, using their fascination with horror movie conventions to set up his diabolical doings. An intelligent, well-crafted thriller from the creator of "A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET." The deluxe version contains a behind-the-scenes featurette and running audio commentary from Craven.
Frances Lee McCain - TV/Film Actress
Lee McCain - TV/Film Actress
Drew Barrymore - American actress and producer
Liev Schreiber - American actor, SCREAM series/LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA
Cary Woods - Producer
Matthew Lillard - Actor/"Serial Mom"
Courteney Cox - American TV/Film Actress
Courteney Cox-Arquette - American TV/Film Actress
Marco Beltrami - Composer
Bruce Miller - Art Director, Production Designer, began in mid '80s
Bruce Alan Miller - Art Director, Production Designer, began in mid '80s
Joseph Whipp - Actor
David Arquette - Actor, SCREAM/EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS
Kevin Williamson - Hipster scribe: "Scream," "I Know What You Did This Summer"
Linda Blair - Actress, THE EXORCIST
Henry Winkler - Actor, HAPPY DAYS
Wes Craven - Horror Writer/Director
Wesley Earl Craven - Horror Writer/Director
Skeet Ulrich - Actor/"Last Dance"
Mark Irwin - Director of Photography
Cathy Konrad - Producer
Rose McGowan - Actress/"Doom Generation"
Neve Campbell - Actress, PARTY OF FIVE, SCREAM
Patrick Lussier - Editor
The teenage denizens of a quiet small town find their calm lives shattered when a brilliant, twisted psycho killer uses his love of horror movie conventions to set up his victims. A clever, often funny thriller from the creators of "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Don't open the door!
Released theatrically in the USA December 20, 1996.
"...In addition to a strong surface sheen, Craven has put together a strong ensemble cast..." - 12/16/1996 Variety
"...A deft, funny, shrewdly unsettling tribute..." - 01/10/1997 Entertainment Weekly, p.39
"...It's sensational in both sense of the word: a bravura, provocative sendup of horror pictures that's also scary and gruesome..." - 12/20/1996 Los Angeles Times, p.F14
"...The movie itself, for all of its ironic in-jokes, also functions as a horror film -- a bloody and gruesome one, that uses as many cliches as it mocks..." - 12/20/1996 Chicago Sun-Times, p.34
"SCREAM revived a genre that had been dead since the late '80s." - 01/01/2004 Total Film, p.134-5