Scream ★★★★

The best one in this franchise

After seeing it many times it's still a good movie and it feels fresh every time you see it. Certainly when you realize this movie is over 20 years old. The story is good and thought out. Nothing is left to chance and everything works in Scream. There could have been cut more from the third act. It takes a long time to get to the climax. And what a climax it is. It makes up for the overly long third act and makes you forget that very fast. What a way to end the movie.

The killer is very scary. It's a murderer with a clear goal which feel very real. That's a strong point of the movie. Enhanced of course by the outfit and mask, which grew to be a big part of our pop culture. You still see the masks in a lot of shops and people still dress up like Ghostface during Halloween. Just like Nightmare on Elm street, Craven made another movie that doesn't let up and feels fresh no matter what changes the horror genre goes through.

The acting is a joy to watch. Craven's direction is very solid. Technically, this is great. Beltrami's score is wonderful and you immediately associate Nick Cave's Red Right Hand with Scream after having heard it in this movie.

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