The gory slasher flick storming the Netflix chart
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The gory slasher flick storming the Netflix chart

Halloween might be over, but that doesn’t mean people are willing to say goodbye to the spooky season just yet. Several horror classics are still trending on Netflix, and one such flick is a popular 1990s hit.

Scream has slashed its way into the Netflix UK top ten films list, taking the fourth spot. This horror movie has just the right dose of suspense, terror, and comedy that has helped cement its place among the streaming platform’s most-watched films.

Scream may have spurred a whole franchise now, but the original remains a must-watch for horror enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, Scream was a collaboration that set new standards for the slasher genre. 

The film had a cast of fresh-faced, young talent, including Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers,  Matthew Lillard as Stu Macher, Skeet Ulrich as Billy Loomis, David Arquette as Deputy Dewey Riley, and, of course, Drew Barrymore in her cameo appearance in the opening scene, shocked audiences and set the tone for the rest of the film.

What is Scream about?

In case you still don’t know, Scream tells the story of a small town plagued by a series of gruesome murders. The film follows Sidney as she becomes the target of a masked killer known as Ghostface. 

As Sidney and her friends grapple with fear and uncertainty, they are drawn into a suspenseful game of cat and mouse, where the killer taunts them with movie trivia and creepy phone calls. The twist ending is one that kept OG fans guessing till the end.

The darkly comedic Scream was always self-aware and clever with its meta-commentary on the horror genre. It paid homage to classic horror films while simultaneously subverting their tropes. 

When Scream was first released in 1996, it reinvigorated the slasher genre and was met with both critical acclaim and commercial success. Audiences were captivated by its fresh approach to horror and its blend of suspense and humour. Over the years, the film has continued to gain a dedicated fan base, earning its status as a cult favourite.

You can watch the trailer of Scream here: