History Franchise / Scream

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.
11th Apr '17 12:10:12 PM CosmicFerret
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A peaceful town in California turns into a bloodbath when a masked killer begins to wreak havoc all over town. Sidney Prescott (Creator/NeveCampbell), a young teenage girl whose mother was killed a year before, becomes a target of the masked killer; her boyfriend Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich) and her father soon become the main suspects. Local tabloid news reporter Gale Weathers (Creator/CourteneyCox) and Woodsboro police deputy Dwight "Dewey" Riley (David Arquette) investigate and try to figure out the killer's identity - and if they killed Sid's mom the year before.

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A peaceful town in California turns into a bloodbath when a masked killer begins to wreak havoc all over town. Sidney Prescott (Creator/NeveCampbell), a young teenage girl whose mother was killed a year before, becomes a target of the masked killer; her boyfriend Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich) and her father soon become the main suspects. Local tabloid news reporter Gale Weathers (Creator/CourteneyCox) and Woodsboro police deputy Dwight "Dewey" Riley (David Arquette) (Creator/DavidArquette) investigate and try to figure out the killer's identity - and if they killed Sid's mom the year before.
26th Nov '16 6:48:56 PM flippyinvader3
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* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies
23rd Aug '16 6:45:48 PM nombretomado
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{{Troper}}s like us owe a substantial amount of our hobby to the film. ''Scream'' wholeheartedly lampshaded and deconstructed a large number of tropes -- which made it one of the first major, mainstream films to do so since ''{{Airplane}}'' -- while it remained grounded in reality and exploring a whole new genre. The original film predates ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' by only a few months when it comes to having a story about sarcastic, GenreSavvy teenagers in a [[PostModernism post-modern]] {{horror}} setting.

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{{Troper}}s like us owe a substantial amount of our hobby to the film. ''Scream'' wholeheartedly lampshaded and deconstructed a large number of tropes -- which made it one of the first major, mainstream films to do so since ''{{Airplane}}'' ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' -- while it remained grounded in reality and exploring a whole new genre. The original film predates ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' by only a few months when it comes to having a story about sarcastic, GenreSavvy teenagers in a [[PostModernism post-modern]] {{horror}} setting.
28th Jul '16 3:26:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''All'' of the characters become this as the series progresses. [[spoiler: Sidney]] becomes {{Dangerously Genre Savvy}} by the end.

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** ''All'' of the characters become this as the series progresses. [[spoiler: Sidney]] becomes {{Dangerously Genre Savvy}} GenreSavvy by the end.
27th Jul '16 2:13:04 PM Morgenthaler
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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 [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy 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 [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[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.
25th Jun '16 5:43:21 PM jameygamer
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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.]]
24th Jun '16 8:48:17 PM jameygamer
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* DeathBySex: This is by far the biggest no-no for dealing with these movies; virtually every single character that has ever had sex ([[spoiler:including Randy]]) '''will''' be sliced and diced by Ghostface at some point. This is outright stated as Rule No. 1 by Randy: Sex = Death. [[spoiler:Sidney, being the lead character, is the only one to escape this trope despite not being a virgin at the end of the first film.]]
24th Jun '16 8:43:56 PM jameygamer
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** 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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* FourIsDeath: The magic words that Randy says is verboten, "I'll be right back", is exactly four words/syllables long.
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