Filip Pešić’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is life! This isn't a movie!
Sure it is Sid. It's all a movie. It's all one great big movie. Only you can't pick your genre.
👻 Happy late Halloween everyone 🎃
Unfortunately wasn't able to watch a scary movie during the holiday like I planned, do to October being quite a busy month, but I am still happy that I've decided to watch Scream anyway, because even though horror slashers are my least favourite genre that I tend to avoid, I absolutely loved this movie!
From the iconic opening with Drew Barrymore, that sets the tone so perfectly, I knew that I was getting into something unexpected and unique. I know that I am not the first person to comment on this but I really did not expect this to be so smart as it was. It's balance of meta commentary on horror as a genre and it's clichés while still utilising them in fun ways worked so well I am not surprised by the impact this had on horror and film in general.
Honestly I was surprised by every aspect of it. The writing and the script are so clever and handle the serious, comedic and scary parts of the story amazingly (I really wasn't expecting to laugh as much as I did), visually it had some really beautiful shots, the slasher moments, although I did predict most of the deaths, were full of adrenaline and well executed + I loved how Ghost Face wasn't made unstoppable and actually took some hits, which made the encounters with him more realistic, the characters were great and memorable, although while it's hard to pick standouts Sydney, Gale Weathers and Randy definitely had some of the best scenes, and the acting was really great, especially from Mathew Lillard who fucking owned this film with his performance as Stu (definitely need to rewatch the Scooby Doo movies).
So yeah, I had an absolute blast with Scream. It definitely deserves the classic status it has and I still can not believe I wanted to rewatch a horror film immediately after it was over. Definitely interested to see in what direction the sequels will go.