Here at Bloody Good Horror we spend much of our time talking about good movies and bad movies alike, and picking apart the things that place titles in either category. In horror specifically, there is a beautiful gradient, comprised of everything from "so bad it's good" to "just plain bad." For many movies in this grey area, the viewing experience itself - who you watch it with and how - can be as important as the movie itself. In that tradition, every first Thursday of the month we'll fondly recall one of those kinds of movies that seem made for the loud and alcohol-fueled viewing party, and give you the framework to host a screening of your very own, complete with imbibing instructions!
Note: BGH reminds you to respect the mimimum age requirement for drinking in whatever god forsaken hellhole you live in.
This week, MTV's Scream the TV show wrapped up its first season and the horror community was shocked by the sudden death of legendary horror auteur, Wes Craven. In recognition of both, our movie for this month will be the 1996 instant classic, Scream. It's only on our second month of Thirsty Thurdays and I'm already breaknig the rules! This week we're doing a movie that is just plain good-good.
When it was released, Scream came onto the scene to revitalize a shriveling horror movie industry. The premise - a masked killer terrorizing teens in a small town- is unoriginal on its face, but writer Kevin Williamson brought his A game and clearly knew his stuff and Wes Craven did what he does best, blending genres and creating something that is truly one of a kind. The layers upon layers of meta jokes, coupled with some genuine scares, make this movie a must for horror cinafiles. The name of the game this week is not to mock or tease, but simply to appreciate the movie in a new context. As always, be mindful of Randy's rules, but be sure to follow ours as well:
If you managed to say "I'll be right back" and survive, be sure to check out our Lost Boys drinking game!