Scream ★★★★★

Pop art skewering pop cultures bloodlust for violence. The news media sensationalizing stories to get views, the public consuming fiction to digest and process these frightening events, which in turn encourages the news to highlight more sensationalist stories to be consumed into a never ending cycle of perpetual fear. You see it all the time on Twitter. Horrific footage from far off places is shared by news outlets for engagement, people who are distanced or unaffected by the violence make jokes & memes out the horrific events, all the while those stuck at the center of events (in the movie's case, Sidney who's recovering from her own trauma but who's still at the center of all killings) experiences are either trivialized or straight up ignored. Their trauma reduced to content for engagement.

"Sid, don't you blame the movies. Movies don't create psychos, movies make psychos more creative."

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