Scream (1996) – Halloween Shatacular 2021
Wes Craven re-invented and revitalised the slasher-horror genre with this modern horror classic, which manages to be funny, clever and scary, as a fright-masked knife maniac stalks high-school students in middle-class suburbia. Craven is happy to provide both tension and self-parody as the body count mounts – but the victims aren’t always the ones you’d expect.
Release date: December 20, 1996 (USA)
Director: Wes Craven
Music by: Marco Beltrami
Box office: $173 million
Written by: Kevin Williamson
Produced by: Cathy Konrad; Cary Woods