Scream

Scream ★★★★

I am surely not the first person to say this, but Wes Craven's Scream walked at a brisk pace (and debatably so did Leslie Vernon) so that The Cabin in the Woods could run like a bat out of hell. That said, I appreciate the first Scream as less of a so called "horror classic" and more of an early mainstream blueprint for better meta/satirical horror to come in the following decades. And even if I do find Scream's character motivations and dialogue to be a bit flimsy at times...it's hard to give said film anything less than four stars with Mathew Lillards brilliantly unhinged presence in mind...as well as just how much of a notable impact Scream had on the horror genre as a whole. RIP Wes.

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