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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Skeet Ulrich
Neve Campbell
Drew Barrymore
Courteney Cox
David Arquette
Directors
Wes Craven
Screenwriters
Kevin Williamson
Running Time
111 minutes

Scream
From post-modern tomfoolery to genuinely scary shit.


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Plot
A teenage girl is slashed to pieces after receiving a phoncall in which her killer taunts her with references to other slasher movies. Her peers have a party in which they discuss survival tactics a la horror convention, and get picked off one by one…


Verdict
The once hip irony of Scream is now something of a cliche, but after all of the imitations, have another look at the real thing. Clever, quick and bloody funny. 'Bloody' being the operative word.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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