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Horror Top 10 | #4 Scream

horror-Scream_movie_posterHorror Top 10 | #4 Scream (1996) – “Don’t answer the door, don’t leave the house, don’t answer the phone, but most of all, don’t SCREAM.”

Scream was credited with revitalizing the horror genre in the late 90’s. After the horror tropes of the slasher films of the 80’s had exhausted and sufficiently bored audiences, Scream changed everything by combining a traditional slasher film with humor, awareness of horror film clichés, and a clever plot. The films follow the character of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) who becomes the target of a succession of murderers who adopt the guise of Ghostface to stalk and torment their victims. Sidney receives support in the films from the town deputy Dewey Riley (David Arquette), reporter Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox), and film-geek Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy).

Fun Facts about Scream:

Drew Barrymore was originally cast as Sidney Prescott, however, as time progressed her time commitments made it impossible for her to commit to the lead role, so she volunteered to play the smaller role of Casey Becker who dies in the film’s terrifying opening scene. The production felt that killing of an actress of Barrymore’s stature early on would be a risk but thought that it would be shocking to audiences and make them feel that none of the characters were safe.

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