History Fridge / Scream

16th Jul '17 6:35:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In Episode 3, an exasperated Jake tells Brooke about a viral video in which a bobcat mauls a Great White Shark, suggesting that Brooke might not be as in control of things as she thinks she is. The kicker comes when you remember Brooke and Jake were going to be reenacting a GameOfThrones Jaimie/Cersei scene for English class. Cersei Lannister is also a beautiful blond woman who isn't as in control of things as she thinks she is.

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* In Episode 3, an exasperated Jake tells Brooke about a viral video in which a bobcat mauls a Great White Shark, suggesting that Brooke might not be as in control of things as she thinks she is. The kicker comes when you remember Brooke and Jake were going to be reenacting a GameOfThrones Series/GameOfThrones Jaimie/Cersei scene for English class. Cersei Lannister is also a beautiful blond woman who isn't as in control of things as she thinks she is.
11th Jul '17 4:40:45 PM Tightwire
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* The garage door / cat door death is by far the silliest death in the first movie that is otherwise full of simple knife killings, an seems kind of out of place. But in a meta sense it fits in perfectly with a movie that parodies slasher tropes, as Slasher movies compete so much over creative murer methods that almost every slasher film has "that one kill". That's what the garage scene is for the first Scream.

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* The garage door / cat door death is by far the silliest death in the first movie that is otherwise full of simple knife killings, an seems kind of out of place. But in a meta sense it fits in perfectly with a movie that parodies slasher tropes, as Slasher movies compete so much over creative murer murder methods that almost every slasher film has "that one kill". That's what the garage scene is for the first Scream.
** In a movie packed with deaths that make you want to cry and beg for the victim's life, the cat-door death is the one that that stands out - you see Ghostface tilting his head and even with the mask on you can imagine his face. He's not thinking how easy this is, he's thinking, just like you are, "Seriously, dude?"
11th Jul '17 4:30:07 PM Tightwire
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* In many slasher pics with teens who are so stupid and useless, we find ourselves rooting for the killer. But in Ghostface's first ever kill, we don't just see Casey run and get cut down; we watch, stab by stab, how she's just trying so ''hard'', even completely unarmed, while her parents search in terror for her. Even as the killer drags her to the tree we hear a few rattling breaths, and realise how hard it can be to just stab somebody to death. This killer is more monstrous than any before; he has attacked the very essence of the human spirit - the determination to live.
31st Oct '16 5:15:30 PM Eshbaalauthr
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* The garage door / cat door death is by far the silliest death in the first movie that is otherwise full of simple knife killings, an seems kind of out of place. But in a meta sense it fits in perfectly with a movie that parodies slasher tropes, as Slasher movies compete so much over creative murer methods that almost every slasher film has "that one kill". That's what the garage scene is for the first Scream.
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]].
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