Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is nervous about the upcoming one-year anniversary of her mother’s murder. Soon after, a local teen and her boyfriend are gruesomely murdered, and more teens start being attacked, often after receiving anonymous, threatening phone calls. One of the local teens throws a party, at which the student attendees discuss the ‘rules’ of slasher films and how to avoid being killed. This clever, funny and genuinely scary film reinvented the tired slasher genre by acknowledging, exploiting, subverting and lampooning the conventions.
Why You Should See This Film
Scream launched the career of screenwriter Kevin Williamson (Dawson’s Creek, I Know What You Did Last Summer), and it is easy to see why, the first five minutes are a great example of incredibly tense, well-scripted suspense. The film quickly became a horror classic, then spawned a slew of sequels and even a whole series of comedic spoofs (the Scary Movie series).
PRESENTED BY FOUR PILLARS GIN
Do you like scary movies? This year, we're celebrating the spooky season with our friends at Four Pillars Gin, with a killer line-up of films each paired with a specially themed cocktail at the bar. Screening all Halloween weekend, join us for Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated Candyman (2021), plus the ultimate ‘90s horror double bill of the original Candyman (1992) and Scream (1996).
- Year: 1996
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Wes Craven
- Cast: Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox
- Duration: 111 minutes
- Language: English