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18th Apr '16 5:25:37 PM YesMrSpaceman
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* "They're all the same: some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." The first victim in the film is, of course, portrayed by [[Creator/DrewBarrymore an award-winning actress]] and is killed after escaping the house.

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* "They're all the same: some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." The first victim in the film is, of course, portrayed by [[Creator/DrewBarrymore an award-winning actress]] and is killed after escaping the house.
house. Meanwhile, the first place Sidney flees to when confronted by Ghostface is into her room to barricade herself. This shows that Sidney may not have initially been as GenreSavvy as she thought, and that her ActionSurvivor tendencies may have initially been given time to develop thanks to [[spoiler:the killers' insistence that Sidney ''had'' to be the last person to die in order to satisfy both Stu's pathological desire to adhere to slasher tropes and Billy's need to fulfill his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the girl he blames for destroying his family]].
18th Apr '16 5:05:10 PM YesMrSpaceman
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* "They're all the same: some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." The first victim in the film is, of course, portrayed by an award-winning actress and is killed after escaping the house.

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* "They're all the same: some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." The first victim in the film is, of course, portrayed by [[Creator/DrewBarrymore an award-winning actress actress]] and is killed after escaping the house.
18th Apr '16 5:04:23 PM YesMrSpaceman
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* "They're all the same: some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." The first victim in the film is, of course, portrayed by an award-winning actress and is killed after escaping the house.
18th Apr '16 4:47:29 PM YesMrSpaceman
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*** [[spoiler:Lending credence to the 'sole survivor' possibility, the look of surprise on Stu's face implies that he never knew that Billy had an actual motive for killing Sidney's mother. If this is true, then it's entirely possible that Billy only went along with the 'real-life slasher movie' premise to get Stu on-board as an accomplice, and probably saw him as more of a loose end than anything else.]]
18th Apr '16 4:39:46 PM YesMrSpaceman
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18th Apr '16 3:57:59 PM YesMrSpaceman
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* Although some basic horror movie ground rules are laid out in the first film, ''Scream'' was originally intended to be not only be a satire of the slasher genre, but a deconstruction of it; and the biggest deconstruction seems to be the notion of 'purity=survival' in regards to the hugely prevalent FinalGirl trope. In fact, the characters that lay the groundwork for said rules in the film leaned on this idea so heavily that [[spoiler:Billy went to great lengths to pressure Sidney into sex just so he could try to prevent this trope]]. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Billy and Stu's]] strict adherence to the rules of slasher films meant that [[spoiler:they were doomed from the get-go]], for one simple reason: regardless of circumstances, there is almost ALWAYS a FinalGirl; and having one that's GenreSavvy as well is never a good idea. By the final act, [[spoiler:Billy and Stu are injuring each other more than they're injuring her, haphazardly revealing their entire scheme, stating that horror movies are scarier when nobody knows the killer's motive only to reveal the killer's motive in the very next sentence, leaving Sidney unsupervised, falling for noise distractions and other such death-defying acts of GenreBlindness; by the time Stu is uttering the words "I'll be right back," it's clear to just about everybody ''but'' the killers that ''they're'' AloneWithThePsycho and not the other way around]].

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* Although some basic horror movie ground rules are laid out in the first film, ''Scream'' was originally intended to be not only be a satire of the slasher genre, but a deconstruction of it; and the biggest deconstruction seems to be the notion of 'purity=survival' in regards to the hugely prevalent FinalGirl trope. In fact, the characters that lay the groundwork for said rules in the film leaned on this idea so heavily that [[spoiler:Billy went to great lengths to pressure Sidney into sex just so he could try to prevent this trope]]. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Billy and Stu's]] strict adherence to the rules of slasher films meant that [[spoiler:they were doomed from the get-go]], for one simple reason: regardless of circumstances, there is almost ALWAYS a FinalGirl; and having one that's GenreSavvy as well is never a good idea. By the final act, [[spoiler:Billy and Stu are injuring each other more than they're injuring her, haphazardly revealing their entire scheme, stating that horror movies are scarier when nobody knows the killer's motive only to reveal the killer's motive in the very next sentence, leaving Sidney unsupervised, falling for noise distractions and other such death-defying acts of GenreBlindness; by the time Stu is uttering the words "I'll be right back," it's clear to just about everybody ''but'' the killers that - virgin or not - ''they're'' AloneWithThePsycho and not the other way around]].
18th Apr '16 3:56:42 PM YesMrSpaceman
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* Although some basic horror movie ground rules are laid out in the first film, ''Scream'' was originally intended to be not only be a satire of the slasher genre, but a deconstruction of it; and the biggest deconstruction seems to be the notion of 'purity=survival' in regards to the hugely prevalent FinalGirl trope. In fact, the characters that lay the groundwork for said rules in the film leaned on this idea so heavily that [[spoiler:Billy went to great lengths to pressure Sidney into sex just so he could try to prevent this trope]]. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Billy and Stu's]] strict adherence to the rules of slasher films meant that [[spoiler:they were doomed from the get-go]], for one simple reason: regardless of circumstances, there is almost ALWAYS a FinalGirl; and having one that's GenreSavvy as well is never a good idea. By the final act, [[spoiler:Billy and Stu are injuring each other more than they're injuring her, haphazardly revealing their entire scheme, stating that horror movies are scarier when nobody knows the killer's motive only to reveal the killer's motive in the very next sentence, leaving Sidney unsupervised, falling for noise distractions and other such death-defying acts of GenreBlindness; by the time Stu is uttering the words "I'll be right back," it's clear to just about everybody ''but'' the killers that ''they're'' AloneWithThePsycho and not the other way around]].
18th Apr '16 3:40:18 PM YesMrSpaceman
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23rd Jul '15 8:59:39 AM ErikModi
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** Also, if you watch closely, [[spoiler: the knife has no blood on it when Ghostface is done "stabbing" Billy, he wraps the knife in his other hand, and suddenly there's blood on it. You can even see Ghostface putting something (presumably a fake blood packet) in the sleeve of his costume, before looking at Sidney and dramatically wiping the blood from the knife.]]
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