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The Top 10 Movies of 1996


Release Date: December 20th

Cast: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Lillard, Liev Schreiber.

Random Cast Note: Linda Blair, Henry Winkler, and Wes Craven all have uncredited appearances.

Director: Wes Craven

Why I Love It (Ann Hale): Up until Scream was released, I was watching horror films with supernatural, or what you could call absurd premises. A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Dr. Giggles, House….they were all great horror films but weren’t the most realistic of films. Through these films, we were taught to fear our dreams, ghosts, or men who couldn’t be killed. Then Scream came along and changed the game. The killers were people. They showed us that we shouldn’t be fearing ghosts and immortal men, but our friends, family and neighbors.

Scream poster

I was only 12 when Scream came out. I was at the age where I could finally appreciate horror films without having the awful nightmares from them. Even then I remember thinking how brilliant the film really was. Here we had a couple of teenagers carrying out murders using only their knowledge of horror films. It went completely against anything we had ever seen in horror. In fact, Scream was a horror film that made fun of horror films. I am sure you could sit and count all of the references made in the hour and fifty-one minutes of film and easily end up in the double digits but then you would miss out on the entire film.

You could say Scream was my teenage life. My childhood best friend and I used to put blankets over the windows, make popcorn, and pop in Scream on rainy days just to give ourselves a good scare and when we weren’t watching the movie, we were listening to the soundtrack. Ever since, I have collected various Scream related items including the films on various formats, soundtracks, masks, toys, posters and I have even travelled across the country twice to meet the cast and collect their autographs. To call Scream one of my favorite films of all time would be a safe assumption. I have trouble trusting the opinion of any horror fan that cannot at least appreciate it for revitalizing the horror genre.

Best Line: “Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!” (Billy)

Best Scene: The opening scene where Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore) is harassed with threatening phone calls that turn deadly when she cannot answer the most simple of horror film trivia questions. It is easily in the top five best horror film openings ever.

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