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.