More About Scream
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.
Main Cast & Crew
Wes Craven - Director
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