Ahhh Wes Craven, one of the godfathers of horror, bringining us such 'classics' as Last House on The Left, A Nightmare On Elm Street and The Hills Have Eyes.
Ahhh Kevin Williamson, bringing us such classics as Dawson's Creek...um...
I'm not really a huge fan of Wes Craven, Elm St is ok but generally laughable, I preferred the remake of The Hills Have Eyes (ok flame me) and I think I'm just a few years too late to really enjoy his work.
Scream however is pretty much a masterpiece.
The opening sequence is AWESOME, in fact it is truly one of those sequences that you forget how good it is. The whole premise of the film is pretty solid, Kevin Williamson, must've just looked at all the horror stuff that had been released, realised how formulaic it had all become and then a light bulb lit up above his head.
Scream successfully plays both to and against the 'horror formula' in beautiful fashion and the ultimate twist was pretty damn good.
Scream 2 was ok, Scream 3 was a pile of steaming shite.
Scream - 9/10