My Current Top 25 Favorite Horror/Suspense Movies starting with #25

  • XXV. The Omen (1976) (Directed by Richard Donner)
  • XXIV. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
  • XXIII. Se7en (David Fincher)
  • XXII. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
  • XXI. Scream (Wes Craven)
  • XX. Hellraiser (Clive Barker)
  • XIX. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Wes Craven)
  • XVIII. The Descent (Neil Marshall)
  • XVII. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1973) (Tobe Hooper)
  • XVI. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (George A. Romero)
  • XV. The Thing (1982) (John Carpenter)
  • XIV. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • XIII. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  • XII. Misery (Rob Reiner)
  • XI. The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)
  • X. Dead Alive (Peter Jackson)
  • IX A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven)
  • VIII. Halloween (1978) (John Carpenter)
  • VII. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • VI. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (George A. Romero)
  • V. Alien/Aliens (Tie) (Ridley Scott/James Cameron)
  • IV. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
  • III. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
  • II. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
  • I. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I want to know who I'm looking at: A closer look at "Scream"

The film that revitalized the horror genre in the 1990's is "Scream" which was directed by Wes Craven of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" fame. The film is a horror film about people who like horror films and know the rules about how to survive if they were a character in a horror movie. The movie is fun, cool, and stylish. The opening scene in the movie is masterfully conceived by Craven and writer Kevin Williamson. There are some nice plot twists in the film which surprise the viewer. There are plenty of references to other horror films throughout the movie which make it even more entertaining. The movie is violent but most of the gore is contained to the opening and closing scenes. All of the actors in the film seem to be enjoying themselves. This is one of the best horror/psychological thrillers of the 1990's. What are your thoughts on "Scream."

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