Film: Scream (1981)
Bunch of campers take a trip down the Rio Grande and arrive in an abandoned town, where they decide spend the night. Soon they are killed off by an unseen invidual.Done in a rush during the 80's slasher craze, this film is nowadays known for two things: Being a namesake with Wes Craven's Scream and being labeled as one of the worst Slasher Movies out there.
Examples in this work
- An Axe to Grind: After killing two people with a meat cleaver, the killer picks up an axe.
- Big Damn Heroes: Near the end, Lou is about to be killed with a scythe, but then Charlie (the mysterious man on a horse) shoots the killer.
- California Doubling: Set around Texas, the film was actually shot in California.
- Covers Always Lie: We never actually ever even get to see the killer's arms or hands, and nobody ever actually grabs anything resembling a crescent moon.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: Charlie's dog starts growling when it feels the killer's presence.
- The Eyes Have It: After decapitating the two other dolls in the opening, the remaining one moves its eyes to gaze upon the audience.
- Ghost Butler: When Lou goes inside the room where bodies are held, the door behind him shuts itself.
- Ghost Town: The main setting.
- Ghostly Goals: Captain's ghost has a Type B motive; kill everyone.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: The killer is never shown on screen. Not even when he is eventually killed.
- Impending Doom P.O.V.: How the killer is represented, being invisible and all.
- Mood Whiplash: Comedic scenes with Lou clash with the overall horror tone the film has.
- Off with His Head!: Andy's head is chopped off.
- One-Word Title: Scream! Actually, nobody screams in the film.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Captain's ghost is an invisible killer and Charlie is visible helper of some sort.
- Rain of Blood: Hugh's blood drips on a flashlight before his body falls down.
- The Reveal: Both the killer and Charlie are ghosts.
- Sinister Scythe: Killer's last weapon is a scythe.
- Stab the Sky: As seen on the image.