The Rules of Reviving a Genre: ‘Scream’ and Postmodern Cinema

A killer is on the loose in Wes Craven’s slasher classic ‘Scream’

“What’s your favorite scary movie?” ~ ‘Scream’

Wes Craven’s Scream (1996) is a horror film that is celebrated for its portrayal of characters who have seen horror films. It is credited for reviving the horror genre after a string of disappointing sequels and direct-to-video releases in the 1980s and early 1990s, which left fans and critics to believe that the…