A killer calls up a
residents house with a teenage girl
Casey (Drew Barrymore) whom is all alone
in an isolated area about to watch a
horror film trying to be flirtatious with
her and then finds out that this caller
is watching her and plays a game of
survival with her on a horror movie
trivia only to be slaughtered with her
insides torn out and hung by a tree by
this maniac in a ghost face mask and
reaper uniform with a sharp blade.
Later on a highschool is swamped with
news reporters and eventually school is
out due to a curfew since the killer who
is killing others just like in the horror
movies is on the loose and one of the
teens Sidney (Neve Campbell) is a
prime target for this maniac since her
mother whom was an actress was murdered a
year before. She thinks that the murders
could be linked somehow.
Meanwhile, everyone gets together for a
party since everyone is supposed to be
indoors due to this curfew watching John
Carpenters' 'Halloween' hosted
by Randy (Jamie Kennedy) and
laughing about this
maniac although everyone in the house is
a possible suspect since some of them are
away doing something for a while when
some of the guests are being slaughtered.
Oh yes!!! This is
what brought back both the horror and
slasher craze. I saw the trailer for this
and right away I wanted to see it on the
big screen and wasn't the least bit
disappointed. It was both funny and scary
so it goes to show that comedy and horror
can go hand in hand if it's done right.
I loved the very beginning with this
teenage girl going to watch Halloween
and making popcorn with a person calling
her. Then there's a nice moment
with her getting flirtatious while
talking to the other person walking near
the backdoor of the house and a nice
shocked moment when the caller asks
her name so he can see who he's talking
to which this scene really left a
great chill down your spine as well as the surroundings
of the house. Plus there's great close up
shots on her talking on the phone along
with nice camera shots looking up on her and this caller spying on her which is perfectly
scary in which you don';t know what will
happen next but you know it's gonna be
There's a great shot on a door with a
knocking and her freaking out asking who
it is which is very spooky.
There's also a great energetic moment
with her screaming and crying when he
phone rings again which looked
I love a moment when
this caller forces her to play a deadly
trivia game else it's her life as well as
her botyfriend gagged up outside of
naming killers from horror films. Of
course when he asks her who the killer
from Friday the 13th she
says "Jason" and the caller
said "I'm sorry that's the wrong
answer" in which alot of people can
make that mistake since Jason was the
common killer and forgetting that it was
his mother in the original Mrs. Voorhees.
Everything about that first scene was
really impressive for the start on this
Great shot on the killer coming
from behind a door and attacking her.
There's a great shot outside with this girl trying to fight off the killer and a good
shot on the killer stabbing her as well
as a nice shot on her lying on the field
weakly calling out to her parents as well
as a good shot on her being dragged away.
There's a good shot on the mother screaming in
terror and a nice approach by the father and then a
great dark and creepy shot quickly
zooming in on this girl gutted
and hung which looked believeably
There's of course a highschool with
friends discussing the murder case as
well as tons of news reporters swarming
around the school in which you don't see
everyday at a highschool due to a mass
During this time we have great conversations with Sidney, Tatum, Billy and Stuart having a
teenage conversation about the situation
before school starts which looked greatly
done and natural.
There's a good moment with Sidney answering her phone with the caller and
her getting sarcastic when the caller
asks what her favourite scary movie is
which was a great answer and seems
realistic as to someone who slams horror
films. There's also a great change of
expression when the caller says he's not
who she thinks he is. A nice
moment with her going out in the front
porch and getting funny by putting her
finger almost up her nose asking the
caller to see what she's doing. Then
there's a great upsetting emotions on her
when the caller tells her she's gonna die
like her mother. Next, a nice surprise
attack by the killer with her struggling
to get away running up the stairs which
looked incredibly suspenseful.
Nice shot on Billy approaching from a bedroom window taking Sidney by surprise.
Then a nice shot on him hugging her with
a good camera shot looking down on a cell
phone dropping from his pocket. Then a
good moment from her backing up
and running away from him along with a
good shot on Deputy Dewey holding
the mask in front of him at the doorway
and Sidney freaking out.
There's a nice shot on her approaching Gale Weathers asking
her about her book and then a nice
turning motion on Sidney herself with
a good close up shot on a striking punch
to Gale's face.
There's a nice moment with Sidney answering the phone and the caller
calling with her getting upset almost
crying and Tatum telling her
to hang up which looked very natural and
A good shot on Sidney in a washroom hearing a sound as well as
a good shot on her looking down near the
toilets to see if anyone is there. Then
there's a good shot on the killers feet
lowering and trying to attack her and then she runs away as well as good
shots on her running down a school stairs
There's a nice discussion with a
principal scolding two
expelled teens on their prank. It looked
a bit comedic though on how all of this
Also a good touch in the story was Wes Craven himself as a janitor named Fred wearing a
Freddy Krueger uniform as a joke.
There's a good moment as well as a good
close up shot on the principal goofing
around with the ghost faced mask and then
a great moment on the killer
approaching him and stabbing him with
great wide eyed expressions.
Things work in greatly is when the town almost bare
being closed due to a curfew time cause
of this killer roaming around which
seemed extreme for a murder case but yet
made the story necessary for a horror
flick and making the watchers wanting to
see more on what's going on.
Also a great touch with a bunch of people
wanting to rent horror movies while a
killer is on the loose making it worth
while being slayed to watch one and dying
happy. We get some one liners with a
customer asking about the werewolf movie
starring E.T.'s mother
which was The Howling.
So alot of those old school movies from
the 60's 70's and 80's were mentioned on
here paying a tribute to them.
Plus there's great times with a bunch of
friends over for a party watching Halloween and talking about Jamie Lee Curtis as well as really getting into the movie
as well as the host of the party
discussing on how to survive from being
killed which was a great touch too in the
writing of it.
There's a good moment with Tatum going
into a garage to get some beer with a
good shot closing in on her bending over
and getting someout of a freezer as well
as a nice approach by the masked killer
and then she gets sarcastic with him
which seemed well remembered on how the
two of them were looked for this scene. There's good
blocking shots on her fighting against
him and then trying to escape through a
cat door of a garage door and then a nice
moment with the door opening with her
rising up as well which looked very
suspeseful on how the camera shots on
this were like.
A good shot with Sidney and Billy making out in bed and
later on her discussing about the killer
with him standing near a wall
acting expressionless and being firm
about her and then the masked killer
approaching and attacking him which looked crisply done.
There's a great shot on Dewey entering from the front of the house with
a knife in his back and then falling
Another great shot on Randy lying drunk on the couch watching the
movie with the masked killer behind the
couch about to move in for the kill along
with Sidney and Gale watching on a monitor in a mobile
screaming for him to run which had high
energy on all that's happening.
Bottom line is this film was a great one
paying tribute's and spoofs to the
classic horror films and a killer being
obsessed with killing people in the
similar fashions too. It's great having a
prank caller watching their victim and
coming in for the kill. Also the masked
killers look almost simialr to the
Michael Myers outfits and can be just as
liked for the fans of Halloween.
This one seemed to pay many homages to
others like Black Christmas,
When a Stranger Calls and
Prom Night. Plus it seems to
have many touches on alot of R.L.
Stine's young adult novels like The
All in all if you love old school horror
movies and want a homage to them this is
the movie to watch in which it inspired
the makers to do the dark comedy Scary
Movie. Also non horror fans
would enjoy this film too.
The acting is
greatly done as David Arquette
(Deputy Dewey) portrayed a great dipstick
in the film offering alot of good humor
to his role as someone who tries to take
his work seriously but is way too
humoress by what he does. Yet he comes
across as very charming at the same time
quarter way through the film. I really
liked his role and he made his scene
quite effective and energetic.
Neve Campbell (Sidney) was a perfect
target for the flick as someone disturbed
by her past about her mother murdered and
showed great emotions with what she had
to do. She brings on alot of spunk to her
role as someone outgoing but yet upset by
all that's happening. A
good freaked out reaction on her when someone takes her by surprise. This film would
definetely mark a fame to a scream queen
carrer for this actress even if she
didn't pursue that at all.
Courtney Cox (Gale Weathers) was
perfect as an obnoxious news reporter in
the film and portraying a great bitch in
the flick. She was very sharp and blunt
with her words towards others and came
across as very convincing as those
scumbag types. However, she really knew
on how to change her ways quarter through
and knew on how to act heroic. All in all
she knew her stuff inside out.
Matthew Lillard (Stuart) really
brought it on with his goofy attitude as
one of those partying type of teenagers
who doesn't seem to take life very
seriously. He came across well onto the
film. He always played great comedic
types of characters in shows and I really
liked him in this one.
Rose McGowan (Tatum) really brought
a terrific bubbly type to her personality
in her part of the film. She knew how to
really get hyped to what she did. She
really came across as those outgoing
types that you'd want to be around to
share your humor with and have a good
Ulrich (Billy) had a real
serious attitude to his part of the film
and also came across as loving and
protective and sometimes too much on
that. He really had a silent type of an
attitude too. All in all he knew on how
to portray a part as one of those teenage
playboy type of role.
Jamie Kennedy (Randy)
really brought it on as a geeky type as
well as acting sometimes wimpy and soft
spoken tooin the film but yet really
knewon how to bring up the party up for
the scene when there was a horror film
playing. He showed a nice versatality and
is perfect as one of the key roles to the
film along with acting like a possible
Drew Barrymore (Casey) however was
the top key role to the film as an
outgoing teen ready to watch a movie
(Even if her role was in the beginning
for about 5 minutes and gets killed off).
She seemed very different than any other
role she did in a film and had the
viewers convinced that it was someone
else. She proves to be a worthy character
actress with this one. She was great with
her intense and fearful crying emotions.
She received alot of credit and exposure
to this film.
A teenage jocks insides are
torn out while tied up and gagged in a
chair near a swimming pool on the back
yard of a house
A teenage girl is brutally stabbed and
Lots of bloody stabbings as well as pools
of blood in many spots of the film
A throat is slit open with blood pouring
A teens arm is shot
A woman's neck is snapped after being
caught in a cat door of a garage door
Two people are stabbing one another in
the stomach with lots of blood smearing
A guy's head is shot with a bullet hole
through his head
The music has alot of
terrific mainstream sounding orchestral
playing with the high pitched violin
screeching sounds as well as high pitched
trombone playing too for the real
terrorising moments with the killers in
the ghost face masks attacking. There's
also some metal clanging sounds and of
course the heavy thumping sounds for the
jumping moments too in which everything
came together perfectly all done by Marco
Phone Voice: Hello.
Phone Voice: Who is this?
Casey: Who are you trying to
Phone Voice: What number is this?
Casey: Well, what number are you
trying to reach?
Phone Voice: I don't know.
Casey: I think you have the wrong
Phone Voice: Do I?
Casey: It happens. Take it easy.
Phone Voice: Why don't you wanna
talk to me?
Casey: Who is this?
Phone Voice: You tell me your
name, I'll tell you mine.
Casey: I don't think so.
Phone Voice: What's that noise?
Phone Voice: You're making
Casey: Uh huh.
Phone Voice: I only eat popcorn at
Casey: Well, I'm getting ready to
watch a video.
Phone Voice: Really, what?
Casey: Oh, just some scary movie.
Phone Voice: Do you like scary
Casey: Uh huh.
Phone Voice: What's your favourite
Casey: I dunno.
Phone Voice: You have to have a
favourite, what comes to mind?
Casey: Um, Halloween. You know the
guy in the white mask who walks around
and stalks babysitters?
Phone Voice: Yeah...
Casey: What's yours?
Phone Voice: Guess.
Casey: Um, Nightmare On Elm
Phone Voice: Is that the one where
the guy had knives for fingers?
Casey: Yeah, Freddy Krueger.
Phone Voice: Freddy! That's right.
I like that movie, it was scary.
Casey: Well, the first one was,
but the rest sucked.
Phone Voice: So, you got a
Casey: Why, do you wanna ask me
out on a date?
Phone Voice: Maybe. You never did
tell me your name.
Casey: Why do you wanna know my
Phone Voice: Cause I wanna know
who I'm looking at.
Casey: [frightened] What
did you say?
Phone Voice: I wanna know who I'm
Casey: [still scared]
That's not what you said.
Phone Voice: What do you think I
Casey: I have to go.
Phone Voice: Wait, I thought we
were gonna go out?
Casey: Uh, I don't think so.
Phone Voice: Don't hang up on me.
Casey: [she hangs up. The phone
rings again] Yes?
Ghostface: [in an ominous,
taunting threatening tone] I told you
not to hang up on me
Casey: What do you want?
Ghostface: ...to see what your
insides look like.
Phone Voice: No, you listen, you
little bitch! You hang up on me again,
I'll gut you like a fish, understand? Can
you handle that... Blondie?
Casey: Who's there?
Ghostface: Never say "who's
there?" Don't you watch scary
movies? It's a death wish. You might as
well come out to investigate a strange
noise or something.
Casey: Look, I am
two seconds away from calling the police!
Phone Voice: They'll never make it
Phone Voice: Name
the killer in Friday the 13th.
Casey: Jason! Jason, Jason!
Phone Voice: I'm sorry. That's the
Casey: No, it's not. No it's not.
It was Jason.
Phone Voice: Afraid not. No way.
Casey: Listen, it was Jason! I saw
that movie 20 goddamn times!
Phone Voice: Then you should know
that Jason's mother, Mrs. Voorhees was
the original killer. Jason didn't show up
until the sequel. I'm afraid that was a
Casey: [Weeping] You
Phone Voice: Lucky for you there's
a bonus round, but poor Steve... I'm
afraid he's OUT!
Casey Becker's death] It's so sad.
Her mom and dad found her hanging from a
tree limb, her insides on the outside.
Phone Voice: Do you
like scary movies?
Sidney Prescott: What's the point
they're all the same, some stupid killer
stalking some big-breasted girl who can't
act who is always running up the stairs
when she should be running out the front
door, it's insulting.
Gale: Look, Kenny, I
know you're about fifty pounds
overweight, but when I say hurry, please
interpret that as MOVE YOUR FAT TUB OF
LARD ASS NOW!
send you a copy." BAM! Bitch went
down. "I'll send you a copy."
BAM! Syd! Superbitch!
Cheerleader in Bathroom:
She was never attacked. I think she made
it all up.
Girl in Bathroom: Why would she
lie about it?
Cheerleader in Bathroom: For
attention. The girl has some serious
issues. What if she did it? Wat if Sidney
killed Casey and Steve?
Girl in Bathroom: Why would she do
Cheerleader in Bathroom: Maybe she
had the hots for Steve and killed them
both in a jealous rage.
Girl in Bathroom: What would
Sidney want with Steve? She's got her own
bubble-butt boyfriend, Billy.
Cheerleader in Bathroom: Maybe
she's a slut, just like her mother.
Girl in Bathroom: Cut some slack,
she watched her mom get butchered.
Cheerleader in Bathroom: And it
fucked her up royally. Think about it,
her mother's death leaves her disturbed
and hostile in a cruel and inhumane
world. She's delusional. "Where's
God," etc. Completely suicidal. One
day she snaps. She wants to kill herself
but she realizes out that teen suicide is
out this year and homicide is a much
healthier, therapeutic expression.
Girl in Bathroom: Where do you get
Cheerleader in Bathroom: Ricky
Girl in Bathroom: You are
[They leave the bathroom]
So. Two of your fellow students, just
savagely murdered, and this is the way
that you show your compassion and
sensitivity, huh? Let me tell you
Principal Himbry: You're both
expelled. Get out!
Expelled Teen #1: Aw, come on, Mr.
Himbry, it was just a joke!
Expelled Teen #2: That is not
Principal Himbry: You're
absolutely right. It is not fair.
Fairness would be to rip your insides out
and hang you from a tree so we can expose
you for the heartless, desensitized
little shits that you are!
Stu: You know who I
think it is? Her father. I mean, why
can't they find her Pops, man?
Randy: Because he's probably dead.
His body will come popping up in the last
reel somewhere. Eyes gouged out, fingers
cut off, teeth knocked out! See, the
police are always off track with this
shit! If they'd watch Prom Night, they'd
save time! There's a formula to it. A
very simple formula!
Randy: Everybody's a suspect!
Stu: I wanna see
breasts. I wanna see Jamie Lee's breasts.
When do we see Jamie Lee's breasts?
Randy: Breasts? Not until
"Trading Places" in 1983. Jamie
Lee was always a virgin in horror movies.
She didn't show her tits 'til she went
Randy: There are
certain RULES that one must abide by in
order to successfully survive a horror
movie. For instance, number one: you can
never have sex.
Randy: BIG NO NO! BIG NO NO! Sex
equals death, okay? Number two: you can
never drink or do drugs.
[crowd cheers and raises their bottles]
Randy: The sin factor! It's a sin.
It's an extension of number one. And
number three: never, ever, ever under any
circumstances say, "I'll be right
back." Because you won't be back.
Stu: I'm gettin' another beer, you
Randy: Yeah, sure.
Stu: I'll be right back.
Randy: See, you push the laws and
you end up dead. Okay, I'll see you in
the kitchen with a knife.
Tatum: No, please
don't kill me, Mr. Ghostface, I wanna be
in the sequel!
Randy: Listen up.
They found Principal Himbry dead. He was
gutted and hung from the goal post on the
Drunk teen: Well, what are we
waiting for? Let's go over there before
they pry him down!
Billy: What do I
have to do to prove to you that I'm not a
"blood" from his fingers]
Mmmm... corn syrup. Same stuff they used
for pig's blood in "Carrie."
Norman Bates] We all go a little mad
Your slut mother was fucking my father.
She's the reason my mom moved out and
abandoned me... how's that for a motive?
Stu: Did you really
call the police?
Sidney Prescott: You bet your
sorry ass I did.
Stu: My mom and dad are gonna be
so mad at me!
Gale: Okay I think it's going to
go something like this, just stay with
me. Hi, this is Gale Weathers with an
exclusive eyewitness account of this
amazing breaking story. Several more
local teens are dead, bringing to an end
the harrowing mystery of the masked
killings that has terrified this peaceful
community like the plot of some scary
movie. It all began with the scream of a
911, and ended in a bloodbath that has
rocked the town of Woodsboro. All played
out here in this peaceful farmhouse, far
from the crimes and the sirens of the
larger cities that its residents have
fled. Okay, let's take it back to one.
Come on, move it! This is my big shot.