‘Scream’ returns to satirize new ‘golden era’ of horror

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Twenty-five years ago, “Scream” — starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox — revitalized horror with its highly self-aware take on the increasingly stale and formulaic slasher genre. This Friday, a film again entitled “Scream” — again starring Campbell and Cox — returns to breathe new life into the… you get the idea. “Thank God we are working in a franchise, and in a universe, where it’s okay for a movie to be wildly self-reflexive,” co-director Tyler Gillett told AFP. “There were more instances of that meta experience than we can count when we were making the movie.”…

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