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Title: Scream
Directed by: Wes Craven
Written by: Kevin Williamson
Produced by: Marianne Maddalena; Cathy Konrad; Cary Woods
Music by: Marco Beltrami
Cinematography: Mark Irwin
Edited by: Patrick Lussier; Peter Deming
Distributed by: Miramax Films; Dimension Films
Released: December 20th, 1996
Rating: R
Running time: 111 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $15,000,000
Gross: $161,600,000
Next: Scream 2

Scream is a 1996 slasher horror film directed by Wes Craven. It is the first in a series that has, to date, included three sequels as well as a satirical spoof series Scary Movie. It premiered on December 18th, 1996 in Los Angeles, California and was released theatrically on December 20th of that year. Scream has received both favorable cult status for its satirical approach to the slasher genre, but has also been heaviliy criticized for perpetuating what many fans have come to regard as watered-down PG-13 fluff, which dominated the genre throughout the mid to late 1990s. The premise of the film revolves around high school student Sidney Prescott (played by Neve Campbell), a teenage girl still coming to terms with the tragic death of her mother, which took place the previous year. Things grow even more complicated as the Woodsboro Slasher, or Ghostface, begins murdering Sidney's friends and seems to have a peculiar interest in Sidney herself.

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Scream won three Saturn Awards at the 1997 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. It won for Best Film, while leading actress Neve Campbell won for Best Actress. Kevin Williamson won for Best Writer. Wes Craven was nominated for Best Director while Skeet Ulrich and Drew Barrymore were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Actress (respectively). The Best Direction award went to John Woo for Face/Off. Scream also won the Best Movie nomination at the International Horror Guild as well as the MTV Movie Awards. Neve Campbell was nominated for Best Actress, but lost out to Clare Danes from Romeo + Juliet.

Composer Marco Beltrami accepted the ASCAP Award for the category of Top Box Office Films in 1998.

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Scream grossed $103,046,663 in the United States and $161,600,000 worldwide.
  • The majority of Scream was filmed in Santa Rosa, California. The house used for Sidney Prescott's home is located on Calistoga Road.

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Other films that were released in 1996 include:

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