Scream ★★★½

Wes Craven's 'Scream' is 100% self-aware in its script, and snarky in its postmodernism. Thank god Craven's direction altered it into a pop culture-infested America where the slasher sub-genre has shaped people's lives and behaviours. It avoids detection and menaces its victims. It embraces a world where life imitates art, as opposed to art imitating life. David Arquette's cop is hilarious because of his sheer gullibility, and that is because Hollywood has conditioned this character to believe anything he hears. That is, in many respects, the world for you.

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