Scream ★★★★

As far as the horror genre goes, I am about as virginal as the scream queens that populate the classics of this category; I've noted before that I don't like being scared, though I suppose I've gotten better with it and can actually watch horror movies now with a friend or two without dying. For as long as I can remember, I've heard Scream is the horror-comedy, and the sad passing of Wes Craven gives a perfect excuse to honor someone so esteemed. But, while I enjoyed myself, I can't help but shake off that feeling of overexaggeration: it's fun, but a little overrated. That being said, perhaps the love for this movie stems from nostalgia, from this being the horror that introduced a lot of people to the genre that receives, out of them all, the most hardcore fanfare. I am not one of those people, but I can't deny I wasn't entertained. And that twist!

Right from the spectacular opening sequence, Scream never lets go. Okay, to be honest, I don't know what to write anymore. I stayed up last night listening to podcasts and I'm super tired. I just really liked this. Mkay? This isn't a film that needs critical analysis, though the film cleverly subverts the tropes Craven himself established. It's self-deprecating-iory at its finest. And Neve Campbell should've been a bigger star. 4/5 62/100

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