Based on 161 votes and 18 reviews
Some friends and I streamed this because we'd never seen this despite us being big horror fans. This film was terrible! The positive reputation this movie has is truly mystifying. This is a monumentally stupid film that thinks that it's smart. It does not actually understand the slasher sub-genre it is supposedly paying to, it actually mischaracterizes and slanders it. (the slasher sub-genre is frequently victimized by this sort of wrongthink). The film isn't scary at all. The characters were obnoxious. The script was infantile. This has to be one of the worst films ever.
It's horror for imbecilic sissies.
It's obvious all of you one stars are just probably one person changing accounts just because they want the score to be lower. I hate people like that. Just shut the hell up haters
Worse than AIDS.
Trash. If you like this movie, there's no hope for you.
If you know nothing of horror and have zero understanding of how the genre actually works you might actually like this garbage.
A cliche slasher ripoff of Halloween. Puerile and wasteful. A movie for idiot fan boys.
Crap. Parasitic trash. Ironic that Wes Craven saw his biggest career success with his worst work. Kevin Williamson has no talent but lots of good luck, and good luck is enough, apparently. Nothing at all scary here, and that's to be expected given the overly trodden ground covered here. This isn't a horror film but a very poor imitation of one. This is a total fake from start to finish. Avoid!!!
Garbage. Only ignoramuses who don't understand the horror genre at all like this trash.
Satire at its best tbh. Great cast, memorable lines, great death scenes! whats your favorite scary movie?
This movie reawakened horror genre and was the first of it's kind, its been copied many times since The first time you see it you will be guessing the killers identity until the end!
Amazing I love this movie, I’ve seen it a hundred times
For you millennials: This movie set the bar for almost every horror movie that came after it for the next decade. Before this, horror movies were cliche slasher ripoffs of Halloween (1978). This movie changed that completely! Unfortunately Hollywood did what they always do and just repackaged Scream for the next 10 years in the form of every other horror movie. So if you didn't live through the Freddy and Jason era of the 80s then this movie won't mean as much to you. And if you didn't start watching horror until after 1996 this movie won't seem very original. It's been copied and plagiarized a thousand times since its release, so just understand that going in. But in it's day, it literally broke the mold. It gave us better acting, a script where you couldn't tell who was and wasn't going to die in the first 6 minutes, and an original ending. This movie blew us away.
Totally insulting. Worst movie ever.
Neither funny nor scary, this is a celebration of chiche that constantly undermines itself. Atrocious.