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Steven West


Wes Craven's Scream (1996) emerged at the point where the early Eighties American slasher cycle had effectively morphed into the post-Fatal Attraction trend for Hollywood thrillers that incorporated key slasher movie tropes. Scream emerged as a spiritual successor to Wes Craven's unpopular but critically praised previous film New Nightmare (1994), which evolved from his frustration at having lost creative control over his most popular creation, Freddy Krueger, and rebirthed the character in a postmodern context. Scream appropriates many of the concepts, conceits, and in-jokes inherent in New N ... More

Keywords: Wes Craven, American slasher films, Hollywood thrillers, slasher movie, Scream

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325277
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325277.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven West, author