Experience the first two installments in Wes Craven’s legendary Scream series, back-to-back at The Frida!
First comes 1996’s Scream, a hit with both audiences and critics which re-invented the genre Craven helped create, the slasher film. The combination of Craven’s direction and Kevin Williamson’s witty script creates a deconstruction of slashers that’s both funny and terrifying, ultimately as effective a commentary on the genre as a slasher film itself. In typical upper-class suburban town CA town Woodsboro, teenagers are terrorized by a horror-movie obsessed serial killer in a ghost costume. Can Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) figure out who the killer is before more of her friends end up dead? And why is the killer so fixated on her? From the infamous opening scene to the shocking twist conclusion, Scream is a non-stop thrill ride that stormed the box office – so much so that just one year later, Craven returned to the bloody streets of Woodsboro with:
Scream 2! By continuing the original story while adding new characters and expanding the world of Woodsboro, Craven and Williamson accomplished the seemingly impossible: they pulled off a good horror sequel, and possibly the slasher genre’s greatest second installment. Far away from her home town, Sidney Prescott is enjoying life as a college student – until she finds out that a horror movie adaptation of her traumatic experiences in Woodsboro are being adapted into a movie called Stab. Soon the bodies begin to pile up once again, with a copycat killer on the loose. Can Sidney, Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox), Randy (Jamie Kennedy), and Dewey (David Arquette) once again figure out who the killer long enough to survive!
See both Scream movies on the big screen, back-to-back – and for the price of one!
Sunday, October 14 – 2:30pm
Monday, October 15 – 2:30pm, 7:30pm
PRAISE FOR SCREAM
“A bravura, provocative sendup of horror pictures that’s also scary and gruesome, yet too swift-moving to lapse into morbidity.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
“Poised on the knife edge between parody and homage, Wes Craven’s Scream is a deft, funny, shrewdly unsettling tribute to slasher-exploitation thrillers.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
“I liked it. I liked the in-jokes and the self-aware characters. At the same time, I was aware of the incredible level of gore in this film!” – Robert Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
PRAISE FOR SCREAM 2
“The rest of the cast of disposable archetypes deadpanned about why ‘sequels suck’ — a particularly funny joke, since this one didn’t.” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
“Wes Craven was born to direct this material. One of the most successful of horror filmmakers.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“I feel like Neve Campbell in Scream 2… I learned a lot of lessons from that movie.” – Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc.
“A yum-yum cast of pretties pull off the neat trick of affectionately counting the many ways available to horror sequels to suck — without making a sequel that sucks.” – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly