Woodsboro, a small California town is in panic. A masked psychopath is liquidating the young population using horror movies as inspiration. To survive they must obey the rules of those movies.
In the center of this plot is Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), a teenager who has more than common problems of her age to handle. Her boyfriend Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich) is pushing her to lose their virginity, the anniversary of the traumatic death of her mother is coming and she is the main target of the killer. Besides all that, the sensationalist tabloid reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) - that can smell blood and news from miles of distance - is back in Woodsboro in order to unravel the mystery around the murders.
Even if she has to dig up Sid´s mother from the grave. Meanwhile, Sid has the support and protection of friends like Tatum Riley (Rosie McGowan) and her boyfriend Stuart "Stu" Marker (Matthew Lillard), the movie buff Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) and Deputy Dwight "Dewey" Riley (David Arquette). "Solving this mistery is going to be murder."
Scream, 1996, USA, 111 minutes. Directed by Wes Craven. Screenplay by Kevin Williamson. Company: Dimension Films.
Produced by: Stuart M. Besser, Dixie J. Capp, Cathy Konrad, Marianne Maddalena, Nicholas Mastandrea, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Cary Woods.
Music by: Marco Beltrami.
Director of Photography: Mark Irwin.
Editor: Patrick Lussier.
Release date: December 20, 1996.
Budget: $ 15 millions.
Opening weekend: $ 6.354 millions - 1.413 screens.
Total: $ 161,6 millions (Worldwide).
MTV Movie Awards (1997): Best Movie
Saturn Award (1997): Best Movie
Saturn Award (1997): Neve Campbell / Best Actress
Saturn Award (1997): Best Writer
Official Site: Miramax
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