Scream versus Scream

In 1996 a little film named Scream became the ultimate post-modern and self-reflexive horror film. It managed to solidify the “rules” of the slasher genre (and before that giallo) even though these rules were never die-hard and it remains as a really clever and fun movie. Fifteen years laterScream 4opens today and to mark this occasion, having not seen the film yet I don’t know whether this is good or bad, here is a reminder of painterly inspiration in horror cinema:

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