gizem’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Do you like scary movies?”
i'd probably say "no, i don't think so" to this before watching scream. scream doesn't seem like the kind of movie that could make you appreciate american cinema. if you haven't seen it, then you're probably viewing it as just another silly slasher flick that creates more laughs than scares. this movie completely changed my view on horror films.
it took every horror cliché in the book and turned them upside down. for the kids that had seen too many movies, there was now a movie for them. the characters did not follow the clichés, but in fact talked about them, and talked about what would happen if they were in a movie. this sense of irony may seem tired now, but when scream came out it was new and exciting.
scream is one huge guessing game, if you haven't yet watched this film but you know the plot is a killer dressed up chasing some teens and think it sounds all too unoriginal, think again!