Casey Bowker & Ruben Romero join me today to review Scream & Scream 2.
The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There’s a killer in their midst who’s seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody…
Scream was written by Kevin Williamson, directed by Wes Craven, and distributed by Dimension Films. It stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Mathew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Barrymore. Scream was credited with revitalizing the horror genre of the 1990s, after the influx of direct-to-video horror titles and sequels. It combined the slasher genre with comedy, satire, and a whodunit mystery.
Sydney, Randy, Dewey, and Gale survived the events of the first “Scream,” but their nightmare isn’t over. When two college students are murdered at a sneak preview of “Stab,” a movie based on the events from the first film, it’s clear a copycat killer is on the loose. Sydney and her fellow survivors have to find out who is behind this new murder spree before they all end up dead.
Scream 2 was released a year later, with Williamson and Craven coming back as, writer and director. The sequel was developed while writing the initial script for Scream. It was considered a financial success on par with Scream, which helped spawn further sequels.
Casey Bowker and Ruben Romero
Casey Bowker has been a great friend of the podcast, coming back to talk about several different movies and talking about his various projects. You can follow him by heading over to www.dfatcomics.com or following him on Twitter and Instagram.
Alternative Scream poster by: Ralf Krause.
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