Saturday, December 19, 2009

Scream: A Look Back

1996-Written By: Kevin Williamson-Directed By: Wes Craven-Score: 4/5

Ah, the film that started it all. Or should I say re-started it all? Scream is the film that rebooted the horror genre in the 90's, after it had hit a very hard downfall in the mid-80's. Scream was written by the excellent screen-writer Kevin Williamson, and directed by master Wes Craven. It set the bar for films to follow, not only sequels, but most horror films of the 90's. While I don't think it is the best film in the series, it defiantly has some high points, being scary, and funny.

Scream 2
1997-Written By: Kevin Williamson-Directed By: Wes Craven-Score 4/5

Made one year after the original, Scream 2 was realesed with much anticipation. They brought back almost the entire key-crew, and did an amazing job with a sequel. This is by far my favorite! Kevin Williamson steps up his script, making in funnier, bloodier, and scary, with even more in-jokes to keep you busy. The acting was even better this time around, and it marked a a great point in the series.

Scream 3
2000-Written By: Ehren Kruger-Directed By: Wes Craven-Score 3/5

Made nearly four years after its predosessor, Scream 3 definatly is my least favorite of the series. Where to put the blame. Hm? There is only one difference I see. And that is Ehren Kruger, who wrote this Scream, rather than Kevin Williamson. Why this happened, I don't know. The story strayed to far from the original, and tried to make it an entirly new film. And it just didn't work. The series was running so well. Why did it betray me?

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