The first two "Scream" movies were clever, building great suspense while poking fun at other horror movies. This one attempts to wrap up the trilogy and remain as sharp as those entries, but falls a bit short. It gets too frantic near the end and tidies things up too neatly. But a worthwhile rent anyway. (as with many horror franchises, this one was resurrected in 2011 with a plan for 3 sequels, starting with "Scream 4")
Reviewed by criddic2 for Cursed at 2011-04-22 01:07:42
This is an average horror outing from master of the genre Wes Craven. It begins fairly well, but by mid-point becomes too jokey. The makeup-effects are also subpar for this type of movie, despite the talent involved.
Modern Horror Classic
Reviewed by criddic2 for Scream at 2011-04-22 01:00:42
Like the movies that are paid homage to in Wes Craven's and Kevin Williamson's clever sleeper hit, "Scream" is the best in its franchise. It also remains one of the better entries in the horror genre of the last 25 years. We so rarely see characters in horror movies that are smart and likable, not to mention in a script filled with fun lines and suspense-driven direction.
Reviewed by Meg for Scream at 2010-04-07 17:00:22
Good mixture of comedy and horror. Plus, it comes with a memory for me. My brother said "You haven't seen enough scary movies, so let's see 'Scream.'" This was Christmas Eve, realize; a lamb dinner was ready at the point when the principal was killed, and I couldn't even look at the meat! LOL