History Franchise / Scream

17th Jun '18 8:33:03 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* CatchPhrase: "Hello Sidney..."

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* CatchPhrase: "Hello CatchPhrase:
** "Hello,
Sidney..."



** One of Randy's rules for surviving horror movies that isn't related to sex, booze or drugs is never saying the classic catch phrase "I'll be right back", because you '''won't''' be back.

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** One of Randy's rules for surviving horror movies that isn't related to [[TheScourgeOfGod sex, booze booze, or drugs drugs]] is never saying the classic catch phrase "I'll be right back", because you '''won't''' '''[[TemptingFate won't]]''' [[TemptingFate be back. back]].


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* SequelEscalation: Discussed with regards to sequels, {{Grand Finale}}s, and remakes over the course of the series. Randy's rules for horror sequels in the second film include an increased body count and more brutal and elaborate deaths, while his rules for trilogy closers and final chapters in the third involve the killer being superhuman, {{Shocking Swerve}}s, and [[AnyoneCanDie main characters now being on the chopping block]]. In the fourth, Robbie and Charlie's discussion of horror remakes emphasizes that they not only have to be way more brutal to appeal to desensitized modern audiences, they also have to [[NotHisSled put twists on old tropes and plot turns]] so as to subvert the expectations of those who have seen the originals.
15th Mar '18 1:27:49 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* HotScoop: Gale.
27th Feb '18 6:39:07 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Finally, the pilot for the TV series passed the torch to Creator/BellaThorne.

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** Finally, the pilot for the TV series passed the torch to Creator/BellaThorne. The season 2 premiere, meanwhile, had Website/{{Vine}} star Lele Pons getting killed off in a [[StylisticSuck cheesy]] [[ShowWithinAShow fake slasher movie]] being shown at the theater Audrey works at.
19th Jan '18 11:01:44 AM HighCrate
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''Scream'' and its sequels set themselves apart from other slashers. Instead of coming off just as straight-up horror films, they also served as [[BlackComedy dark]], [[PostModernism "meta"]] [[StealthParody parodies]] [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror of the slasher genre]]. The killers all [[GenreSavvy deliberately invoked slasher movie cliches]] while their targets tried to survive by [[GenreSavvy attempting to guess which horror movie tropes the killers would invoke next]] -- a move that just as often [[DeathByGenreSavviness got them killed]] as it did save them. The series was awash in ConversationalTroping, as twenty years' worth of horror movie tropes got name-dropped, mocked, and then invoked anyway. To a generation that had grown up viewing slasher films as [[DeaderThanDisco trite and cliched]] following the genre's burnout at the end of TheEighties, ''Scream'' served as a breath of fresh air.

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''Scream'' and its sequels set themselves apart from other slashers. Instead of coming off just as straight-up horror films, they also served as [[BlackComedy dark]], [[PostModernism "meta"]] [[StealthParody parodies]] [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror of the slasher genre]]. The killers all [[GenreSavvy deliberately invoked slasher movie cliches]] while their targets tried to survive by [[GenreSavvy attempting to guess which horror movie tropes the killers would invoke next]] -- a move that just as often [[DeathByGenreSavviness got them killed]] as it did save them. The series was awash in ConversationalTroping, as twenty years' worth of horror movie tropes got name-dropped, mocked, and then invoked anyway. To a generation that had grown up viewing slasher films as [[DeaderThanDisco [[PopularityPolynomial trite and cliched]] following the genre's burnout at the end of TheEighties, ''Scream'' served as a breath of fresh air.
19th Dec '17 11:01:29 PM HighfalutinQuelea
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* TeensAreMonsters: [[spoiler:Four of the killers over the series, including the duos in both the first and fourth movies, are teenagers, including the original killers Billy Loomis and Stu Macher, both of whom killed Sidney's mother; all of these teens except for maybe Charlie Walker are seriously dislikable when they are revealed to be Ghostface the Killer.]]

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* TeensAreMonsters: [[spoiler:Four [[spoiler:Five of the killers over the series, including the duos in both the first and fourth movies, series are teenagers, including the original killers Billy Loomis and Stu Macher, both of whom killed Sidney's mother; all of these teens except for maybe Charlie Walker are seriously dislikable when they are revealed to be Ghostface the Killer.teenagers.]]
18th Dec '17 12:37:50 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* DeadStarWalking: A tradition for the films is to have a big-name actor in the opening scene, only to kill them off within fifteen minutes. The first film had Creator/DrewBarrymore in this role, the second had [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Omar Epps and Jada Pinkett]] (and later killed off [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Slayer herself]], Creator/SarahMichelleGellar), the third had [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome Liev Schreiber]], and the fourth one has ''<breathes in>'' Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], and [[Series/TheSecretCircle Brittany Robertson]], and Creator/KristenBell. And in the upcoming TV series, the torch gets passed to [[spoiler: Creator/BellaThorne]].

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* DeadStarWalking: A tradition for the films is to have a big-name actor in the opening scene, only to kill them off within fifteen minutes. minutes.
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The first film had Creator/DrewBarrymore in this role, role. Notably, she suggested the idea herself, having originally been cast as Sidney.
** The
second had [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Omar Epps and Jada Pinkett]] (and later killed off Pinkett, which doubled as a case of BlackDudeDiesFirst. Then, after the opening credits, the first victim was [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Slayer herself]], Creator/SarahMichelleGellar), the Creator/SarahMichelleGellar.
** The
third had [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome Liev Schreiber]], and the Creator/LievSchreiber, in a case of SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome.
** The
fourth one has had ''<breathes in>'' Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], and [[Series/TheSecretCircle Brittany Robertson]], and Creator/KristenBell. And in Robertson]]. (The first three, however, all happened during the upcoming ''[[ShowWithinAShow Stab]]'' films, which also featured Creator/KristenBell as Ghostface.)
** Finally, the pilot for the
TV series, series passed the torch gets passed to [[spoiler: Creator/BellaThorne]].Creator/BellaThorne.



* DidDoTheResearch: It sure sounds stupid that [[spoiler:Stu Macher]] killed all those people out of 'peer pressure'. But he's portrayed as tactless, without sympathy for the victims, and of below-average intelligence - all signs of a low-functioning sociopath. [[spoiler: Billy Loomis]] is much more intelligent, confident and stronger-willed, making him capable of manipulation.
* DysfunctionalFamily : The [[spoiler: Prescotts]] and the [[spoiler: Loomises]].

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* DidDoTheResearch: It sure sounds stupid that [[spoiler:Stu Macher]] killed all those people out of 'peer pressure'. But he's portrayed as tactless, without sympathy for the victims, and of below-average intelligence - all signs of a low-functioning sociopath. [[spoiler: Billy Loomis]] is much more intelligent, confident confident, and stronger-willed, making him capable of manipulation.
* DysfunctionalFamily : DysfunctionalFamily: The [[spoiler: Prescotts]] and the [[spoiler: Loomises]].
25th Oct '17 5:43:55 PM Zaiaku666
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Maureen Prescott was probably unaware how her attempt to break into Hollywood would lead to all this, though a majority fault could also be laid to John Milton.
22nd Oct '17 7:06:16 AM AFreakyDude
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* ForTheEvulz: Many of any Ghostface killer's reasons, with [[spoiler: Stu in the first film]] being the most notable examples. He really had no reason to help [[spoiler: Billy]], but did just because [[EvilIsHammy he wanted to]]. The third film has Sidney's ShutUpHannibal speech to the killer insinuate that ''everybody'' who ever donned the Ghostface identity was like this, their {{Freudian Excuse}}s being just that, excuses for them to get their rocks off killing people.

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* ForTheEvulz: Many of any Ghostface killer's reasons, with [[spoiler: Stu in the first film]] being the most notable examples. He really had no reason to help [[spoiler: Billy]], but did just because [[EvilIsHammy he wanted to]]. The third film has Sidney's ShutUpHannibal speech to the killer insinuate that ''everybody'' who ever donned the Ghostface identity was like this, their {{Freudian Excuse}}s being just that, excuses for them to get their rocks off killing people. [[spoiler:Jill was a total sociopath and had no Freudian excuse on why she killed. She even said it herself: [[CardCarryingVillain "Sick is the new sane."]]]]
19th Jun '17 9:44:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AssholeVictim:[[spoiler: Steven Stone and John Milton in Scream 3, Charlie Walker in Scream 4]]

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* AssholeVictim:[[spoiler: AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Steven Stone and John Milton in Scream 3, Charlie Walker in Scream 4]]
17th Jun '17 12:13:16 PM Aurelian
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: In-universe, the ''Stab'' movie's portrayal of Casey's murder at the start of ''Scream'' takes a few liberties with the facts.
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