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To Scream or not to Scream In the realm of horror movies there are many genres There is the slasher the rogue animal the alien monster and even the freakish natural disaster just to name a few The genre that seems to dominate the field currently is the slasher movie There is a movie in the slasher genre that adheres to many of the slasher movie rules and at the same time violates many slasher rules This dynamic slasher genre movie is called Scream To be included in the slasher movie genre a movie must meet certain criteria A slasher movie must have blood and lots of it Many slasher movies are centered on a lead character which usually turns out to be a beautiful virgin Killers in slasher movies appear to have the magical ability to appear and disappear at will The settings for slasher movies are always in isolated areas like a lakeside camp area a house in the country or a building with no escape route Any time a character tries a vehicular escape from the area where the killer is the character always forgets the keys or crashes the vehicle The background music in slasher movies tends to signal an approaching killing scene or a tense moment Startling scenes where the audience is lead to believe that a killing is about to take place but ends up climaxing with a scurrying animal or an object falling scaring the daylights out of the character is another slasher tactic The movie Scream has many of the qualities of the slasher genre There is enough blood in the first five minutes of Scream to satisfy any hardcore slasher fan In Scream the lead character is a beautiful girl who just happens to be a virgin The killer in Scream is able to magically appear and disappear seemingly at will The main locations of the killings are an isolated
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