“What’s your favorite scary movie?” This famous quote by Ghost Face in Wes Craven’s Scream is pretty much a common conversation starter. (Obviously, it’s not the question itself that makes this quote so famous but the way in which it is said.)
Amused, Casey answers the question as she leans against her kitchen counter. She says, “I don’t know,” to which Ghost Face responds, “What comes to mind?” She picks John Carpenter’s Halloween and immediately picks up a knife from a knife stand—by the way, a nifty foreshadowing technique. But, of course, I will spare you my dissertation on what makes Scream a great film. [If you’re interested in a brief overview, though, check out my Tumblr post on my top 10 horror films—I’ll eventually post up something more extensive on Indies Unchained!].
So, I’d like to broaden it up to something even more standard: what’s your favorite film? When asked this simple question, a lot of people get stumped. Continue reading