Scream | 1996

Directed by: Wes Craven

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Main Plot

"Scream" follows a small town terrorized by a masked killer who targets high school students. As the body count rises, a group of friends find themselves at the center of the mystery, trying to uncover the identity of the killer before becoming the next victims. With the town on edge and the line between reality and horror blurring, they must confront their deepest fears and unravel the twisted secrets that lie beneath the surface, all while trying to survive the nightmarish ordeal.

Characters

  • Neve Campbell's character in Scream is Sidney Prescott, a high school student who becomes the primary target of a masked killer.
  • Gale Weathers, a determined and ambitious journalist, plays a crucial role in investigating the murders and uncovering the truth behind the Ghostface killer in the movie.
  • David Arquette's character in Scream is Dewey Riley, a deputy sheriff who investigates the murders in the small town and becomes a potential love interest for the protagonist.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Scream, the identity of the killer is revealed to be Billy Loomis, who was seeking revenge for his mother's affair with Sidney's mother. However, it is also revealed that Billy's accomplice is Sidney's boyfriend, Stu Macher. The two had been orchestrating a series of murders in an attempt to recreate the horror movies they loved. A final confrontation takes place, resulting in the deaths of both Billy and Stu. Sidney manages to survive and outsmart the killers, ultimately defeating them. As the sun rises, the remaining survivors, including Sidney and her friends, are seen recovering from the terrifying events, but the horror is far from over as the film ends with a chilling phone call.

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