However, watching these events unfold on the big screen can be endlessly entertaining to audiences looking to be scared. With that in mind, we decided to look at some other films filled with both frights and fun. Here are the 20 best teen scream films. Of course, the scores of teenagers who were kept up at night due to a fear of being murdered in their dreams by the demon Krueger might disagree with that sentiment. Just ask Carrie Sissy Spacek , the protagonist of the film of the same name, which is based on a classic horror novel from Stephen King.
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It is based on the slasher film series of the same name created by Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven. Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia originally served as showrunners during the first season before being replaced by Michael Gans and Richard Register in the second season, because of creative differences. The first two seasons were situated in the fictional town of Lakewood, where a string of murders took place. At the center of those murders was Emma Duval played by Willa Fitzgerald , a teenage girl who is somehow tied to the town's dark past.
The best scary movies start with a truly killer idea. For Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson, it was to take the tropes of the done-to-death slasher movie and inject it with a satirical, self-referential edge tailor-made for the knowing audiences of the s. The result was a black comedy horror whodunit that had audiences laughing and shrieking in equal measure.