RB2 – Scream

Reels, Booze & Bro’s aka RB2 hosts Brian & Jay, along with Reel Bro fan Shane ask, What is your favorite scary movie?  We review Scream for this Halloween trilogy and drink some festive beer.  Tune in.

Scream (1996): A Clever and Iconic Horror Classic

Scream (1996) is a horror classic that has stood the test of time. Directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, this movie introduced a new era of horror and reinvented the genre. The film is a self-aware take on slasher movies that uses humor and pop culture references to create a unique and thrilling experience.

  1. The Plot: A Killer with a Gruesome Plan

Scream follows a group of teenagers in the fictional town of Woodsboro who are stalked by a masked killer known as Ghostface. The killer targets the teens and begins to murder them one by one, all while taunting them with creepy phone calls. As the body count rises, the town is in a panic and everyone is a suspect. The film is a game of cat and mouse, as the teens try to figure out who the killer is before it’s too late.

  1. The Characters: A Cast of Teenage Horror Fans

The cast of Scream is made up of teenage horror fans who are familiar with the conventions of the genre. The lead character, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), is a survivor of a brutal attack a year prior to the events of the film. Her character is strong and resilient, making her a perfect final girl. The other characters are equally memorable, with standout performances from David Arquette as Dewey Riley, the bumbling deputy, and Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers, the ambitious reporter. The chemistry between the cast is one of the strengths of the film, and their witty banter and pop culture references make for a fun and engaging watch.

  1. The Twists and Turns: A Clever and Self-Aware Film

Scream is known for its clever twists and turns, making it a standout film in the horror genre. The movie is self-aware, with the characters referencing horror movies throughout the film. This meta-commentary on the genre adds another layer to the movie and keeps the audience on their toes. The film also has a great soundtrack, featuring songs from bands such as The Offspring and Redd Kross, adding to the overall experience.

In conclusion, Scream (1996) is a horror classic that stands the test of time. Its self-aware humor and clever twists make it a must-see for any horror fan. The movie’s iconic status has led to multiple sequels, and it continues to be a fan favorite. We highly recommend this film, and if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to add it to your watchlist.

Booze we had for the podcast

  • Style: Pumpkin / Yam Beer
  • ABV: 8.8%
  • From: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
  • Style: Marzen
  • ABV: 6.2%
  • From: Black Hog Brewing Co.

  • Style: Marzen
  • ABV: 5.3%
  • From: Boston Beer Company