Movie Millisecond: You wanna play psycho killer?

Capped by me.

Scream (Wes Carpenter, 1996). Ghostface Killer: Pussy Magnet. Everyone loves games!

This was the first slasher movie I ever saw. I watched this film sitting at the theater between my father and my boyfriend at the time, the Cappy, and I got all teary and horrified when (SPOILER) Drew Barrymore bit it in the first three minutes, and wanted desperately to go home. Thankfully, they didn’t let me. I was paranoid and jumpy and squirmy for days. Then I got hooked on the paranoia and jumps and squirms and eventually over the next few years watched every cheesey horror movie I could get my hot little virgin hands on, which lead to Troma, which lead to giallo, which lead to wanting a degree in film, which didn’t go the way I expected but lead me to where I am now, which I wouldn’t trade for anything. All because of Scream.

See? Everyone loves games!

Special thanks to my wonderful Miss D for helping me make all my Scream-screencap dreams come true with the gracious loan of her DVD.

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4 Responses to “Movie Millisecond: You wanna play psycho killer?”

  1. Dairyfarmer Says:

    And the butterfly flapped its wings…

    I have to agree, the opening scene was probably one of the best of all time as far as slashers go.

  2. Dairyfarmer Says:

    Yeah, and I also remember being particularly haunted by her trying to scream for her parents who were only 20-30 ft away, but couldn’t hear her since she had no voice anymore. I imagine the psychological horror of that situation in her mind to far exceed any pain she was feeling from her wounds.

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