The New Scream Is a Meta-Horror Film About Meta-Horror Films
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If you grew up in America in the 1980s, you grew up watching, or at least aware of, a string of horror franchise films, most of which revolved around the same idea: A masked killer brutally murders suburban teens. What began with John Carpenter's Halloween followed with Friday the 13th and Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street, and then a handful of mostly awful sequels to each, plus various low-level imitators.

By the end of the decade, it was clear that, with a handful of exceptions, most of...

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