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Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)

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Post by Admin on Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:13 pm

Discuss the characteristics of the genres


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Post by matr1x168 on Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:27 am

This film starts off as a classic horror 'slasher' film. We see a young girl who gets a phonecall from a masked killer late at night. A chase ensues and the young girl is brutally slashed and murdered as her parents arrive at her home.

The film then proceeds on and as the main protagonists are introduced, it is obvious that this is not a standard horror film. Some characters are portrayed as over-exaggerated and are played as stereotypes of the characters seen all-too often in the horror genre.

There are also some comedic elements found within the film (i.e. a young large woman being stuck in a cat-flap as she is being pursued by the killer), which leaves the question in the viewer's mind; is this a piece of satire?

I would agree and would label this as a (satirical)horror-comedy.


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