"Scream" is a 1996 horror film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. The film follows a group of high school students in the fictional town of Woodsboro who become targets of a mysterious killer known as Ghostface.
The film is notable for its self-awareness and deconstruction of the horror genre, with characters often referencing horror movie clichés and conventions. It stars Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, a high school student who becomes the primary target of Ghostface, along with Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Rose McGowan, and Skeet Ulrich.
"Scream" was a critical and commercial success, revitalizing the horror genre and spawning three sequels and a television series. It is considered a classic of 1990s horror cinema and a landmark in the genre.