Scream ★★★★

Hooptober 5

I've never really noticed how well paced Scream is until now. All the chases and kills are given enough time to breathe but the film zips along so quickly without feeling like the runtime undermines anything.

I've kinda said it all before, but I love this. Craven had such a passion for what he was making and it shows. From the first twist of Killing off Drew Barrymore to the very last turn, Scream picks apart its genre not in a mean spirited take down but in a wide eyed if not slightly critical gaze. It does so methodically though, as to still have stakes and tension.

The score, wide angle cinematography and the want to be something fresh makes this such a stand out in the slasher crowd and I'll always love coming back to it.

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