Scream ★★★★½

Right from the opening with Drew Barrymore, SCREAM is a level ahead of its contemporaries in the slasher genre. Williamson's screenplay is great, playing with the meta technique in a unique way, while also being able to deliver a great horror film.
Craven's use of anamorphic lenses enhances this, and he uses them perfectly. The camera feels like it's being moved by someone who's a master, and if this and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET are anything to go by, Craven was a master of the horror genre.
An all-timer. One of my top 3 horror films, along with Lynch's FIRE WALK WITH ME and Carpenter's IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS

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