Oct 31 Anniversary: SCREAM 19.30


SCREAM

Year: 1996
Country: USA
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Whodunnit
Runtime: 111 min.
Director: Wes Craven
Screenplay: Kevin Williamson
Producer: Stuart M. Besser, Marianne Maddalena
Production company: Dimension Films
Cast: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Drew Barrymore
Language: English (Swedish subtitles)

When Wes Craven took his final stroll down Elm Street in 1994, he achieved much more than give the long-running franchise its last hurrah. A decade after he reinvented the slasher with the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, he planted the seed of postmodern horror with New Nightmare, a self-reflexive take on moviemaking and horror myth-building that blurred the permeable barrier between fiction and reality. Once more, the master of suspense was on the verge of revitalizing slasher cinema, an achievement he would truly pull off in collaboration with Kevin Williamson, whose “Scary Movie”-screenplay would become the seminal horror movie of the decade: Scream (1996). 

A murder-mystery whodunit that weaves horror and satire into its own unique blend, Scream is a rare genre mashup that manages to fire both barrels: providing edge-of-your seat thrills with tongue-in-cheek send-ups of slasher stereotypes and hackneyed horror conventions. 

Before Ghostface slashes his way back to the cinemas in early 2022, we invite you to relive the classic that started it all. Celebrate Halloween and Scream’s 25th anniversary at Lund Fantastic and watch as the resourceful Sidney Prescott transforms herself into a final girl like no other.