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13 Of Cinema's Most Meta Moments
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The Scream Series (1996-2011)

Playing off: The whole of the horror genre.
Stars involved: All of them, really: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox
Roger L. Jackson…
Quote: "The first one was good, the rest sucked."

Much like Last Action Hero and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, there are just too many specific moments to list here… it’s Scream, you know? Everything is about horror movies. Everything. Those are the rules, you see.

But bearing in mind that every man and his dog will have a different favourite meta-moment from all four Scream movies, we’re going for the double-edged sword that is Drew Barrymore’s line in the first movie: "The first one was good, the rest sucked."

In the film, she’s talking about the Nightmare on Elm Street series – which works as a meta-moment as Wes of course directed both Scream and Nightmare On Elm Street, hating the sequels, despite, you know, writing and directing one of them – and now works on another level in hindsight, as many think exactly the same way about the Scream series. That’s an unintentional, future-predicting self-burn, we reckon.
 

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1 RE: 13 Of Cinema's Most Meta Moments
The bit at the end of Hot Fuzz where Edward Woodwards character says "Oh lord no" just after he sets off the sea mine, the same thing he says at the end of The Wicker Man when he's about to be burnt... More

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