Atom User Reviews for Scream (1996)
Dr. Suess’ How Wes Craven Single Handedly Saved the Horror Genre
Doesn't know when to stop with the jokes about other horror movies and settle down to tell a coherent story.
May not be the most scary or the grossest horror film you've ever seen, but it has one distinct feature: it actually talks up to the audience. By the conclusion, you won't be shaking in your seat, but you may enjoy the status of someone who has earned a Master's in Slashology.
Compared with most of what passes for scary movies these days, this is golden: It's not stupid, it's not wussy and it pulls off a couple of pretty nasty jolts.