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I watched this movie on Netflix.

So I admit, I'm pretty late to the party when it comes to getting into the Scream franchise. I've heard it talked about a lot in the past, and seen it parodied in movies like Scary Movie, even though Scream itself is a bit of a parody of other slasher films itself.
But regardless, I don't have the same attachment and connection to this film that people do who grew up with it and saw it 24 years ago. I did enjoy it however, and thought it a pretty good Slasher film that did try to turn the genre on it's head. It takes the tropes and cliches of Slashers and both pokes fun at them, while also celebrating them at the same time. It's a fun little movie that launched a franchise, for better or for worse.

Mistake Status: Caught a few in my viewing, this isn't really very high priority to go back to and visit again.

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6. 2/10. A decent start to this franchise. I find it OK, would'v been better without Jamie Kennedy as I absolutely detested his character. Hance why I cheered when he died in Scream 2. Neve Campbell was easily the best actor of the whole cast, this movie really jump started her career as an actress for at least 5-6 years. If people think it's the best of the bunch, that's their right. I found it pretty OK while preferring Scream 2 more.


Audio problem: When Sidney comes running to the house and she sees Dewey come out with the knife in his back she screams "Dewey!" but her mouth says "no!" (01:23:45)

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Randy: There are certain rules one must abide in order to sucuessfully survive a horror movie, rule number one, you can never have sex.
[Everyone jeers.]
Randy: Big no-no! Big no-no!
Stu: I'd be a dead man.
Randy: Rule number two, you can never drink or do drugs. [Everyone clacks their beers together.] It's the sin factor. An extension of number one. And number three, never, ever, under any circumstances say "I'll be right back." Because you won't be back.
Stu: Hey, I'm gettin' another beer, you want one?
Randy: Yeah, sure.
Stu: [Dramatically.] I'll be right back!
Randy: Yeah, you bent the rules. I'll see you in the kitchen with a knife.

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Trivia: When Sidney and Tatum are talking on the porch, Sidney says, "...If I'm wrong, that means the killer may still be out there..." Tatum replies, "Don't go there, Sid. You're starting to sound like some Wes Carpenter flick." This is an inside joke about "Scream" director Wes Craven. He often jokes about how people always confuse him with "Halloween" director John Carpenter. (00:54:10)

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Question: Why did Billy and Stu want to kill Tatum? I've read that she said Stu was bad in bed, but when does she say this in the movie?

Answer: They didn't have anything against Tatum specifically, her death was just necessary for their scary movie plan against Sidney. They also said that anyone who isn't a virgin dies in a scary movie, and we know Tatum wasn't a virgin.

Answer: I don't understand why people are getting hung up on the virgin thing. Sure, there are some movies where someone who isn't a virgin survives. But the common cliche in horror that everyone knows is that sex typically equals death. Doesn't matter if some movies don't follow the cliche... it's still the cliche, and Stu and Billy are operating by the cliches.


In addition to this, Stu and Billy were planning to be the two survivors and make "the sequel." They probably viewed themselves as the main characters. Tatum was one of the "side characters" who would typically be killed.

It's just a TV trope used in the movie.


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