Presented by Pritt Entertainment Group
Director: Wes Craven
Running Time: 111 minutes
Scream is a slice of genre heaven!
When we initially were planning different genres we all agreed that the horror genre needed to be represented. There are so many classic tropes in horror movies and it is a genre that has such a rich history. Also, there is the wonderful added bonus of having the horror movie play on Halloween night.
Wes Craven was the pioneer of horror films in the 70s and 80s creating masterpieces like The Hills Have Eyes and A Nightmare on Elm Street. During the 90s the horror genre, especially the slasher sub-genre, was exhausted until Wes Craven parodied the tropes he helped create. The movie is a parody of the slasher genre with the characters understanding the classic horror tropes and trying to prevent them from happening. It is the perfect example of a filmmaker understanding what trends are going on and what they need to do to not create something that is a copy of what has worked in the past.
The 90s is such an incredibly important time in the history of film making. The quality of film equipment improved while the cost of that equipment decreased, making it easier for new filmmakers to get into the industry. The 90s directly impacted everything that is being made today, whether it is the newest Marvel movie with the largest film budget ever seen or a short film a 16-year-old is making on their iPhone.
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