Here is a ranking of the most memorable deaths of the films of the famous franchise, through which we celebrate the release of Scream 6 in cinemas.
In this article we will analyze in detail the better dead and some of the most important scenes from the first five films of the franchise Scream: Although initially conceived as an homage to slasher classics, Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson’s 1996 first film immediately earned a place of honor in all lists of the greatest horror films in history. This is partly due to the twisted narrative, the hilarious scenes and the clever deconstruction of the clichés present in horror films, but also to some sequences in which imaginative and visceral killings reign supreme which have undoubtedly contributed to consolidating the success of the saga .
With each new chapter of Scream the filmmakers have managed to prove to the fans that they have no intention of disappointing the audience with the breathtaking assassinations and, on the occasion of the theatrical release of Scream VIwe have decided to draw up a ranking of our favorite deaths from the first chapters of the historic franchise.
5. Cici Cooper (Scream 2)
Quickly killing off the big stars who star in each of the films is practically a tradition of its own for films Scream. For this very reason, we should have understood that the fate of Sarah Michelle Gellar would not have been the rosy when the star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer she was cast as Cici Cooper in the 1997 college-set sequel.
The night Cici spends alone in the frat house is interrupted by a threatening phone call from Ghostface, the notorious serial killer in the saga of Scream, who after revealing himself forces her to make the classic mistake of running upstairs. When the killer reaches her, he pushes her through a series of glass doors, stabs her twice and throws her from a balcony, giving her a certainly gory but not terribly spectacular end. In fact there are few victims of Scream to have been successfully killed in this way, but what is certain is that the scene of Cici’s death pales in comparison to some of the craziest killings of the saga that we will see later.
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4. Maureen Evans (Scream 2)
Another major movie star whose screen time in Scream 2 was severely limited, though having a very profound impact, was Jada Pinkett Smith. Maureen Evans is a college student who takes part in a special screening of Quarter yourself, a film about the Woodsboro murders that took place in the first chapter. And it is precisely here that she is killed by Ghostface who pretends to be her boyfriend Phil (Omar Epps).
We could write an entire article about what arguably makes this one of the most traumatic and viscerally shocking moments in all of James’ films. Scream: from the way Maureen’s murder at the hands of Ghostface mirrors what is taking place on the theater screen to the fact that the audience very slowly realizes that they are in the presence of a real death. Not to mention Pinkett Smith’s performance, which is undoubtedly what makes this sequence particularly frightening and heartbreaking.
3.Anthony Perkins (Scream 4)
THE Scream movie they are also often praised for deaths that appear to take place for the sole purpose of making the viewer laugh, such as that of Woodsboro Police Station cop Anthony Perkins, which we believe is, hands down, the most memorable death scene and hilarious of Scream 4. Despite being stabbed in the forehead and blood is pouring down his face, Anthony still manages to get out of his car and, improbably, walk several meters before uttering a random insult against Bruce Willis , to finally collapse to the ground.
Although what happens to Anthony Anderson’s character seems rather ridiculous, the curious thing is that it is actually apparently possible from a medical point of view: there have been several documented cases in which a person managed to survive for a few seconds after being stabbed to the head or a similar wound inflicted with a contending weapon. The famous sequence immediately becomes scarier and less fun as soon as it is discovered that a similar event can also occur in reality.
2. Tatum Riley (Scream)
There’s no getting around it, no matter how countless, incredibly scary, or lovingly sappy the kills featured in the films of the franchise of Scream, none of them are able to surpass or even compare with a death featured in the original film. When was the last time you saw an amazing scene like the assassination of Tatum Riley (played by Rose McGowan) in a horror movie?
In an attempt to escape Ghostface during a party at Stu Macher’s (Matthew Lillard) house, Riley makes the unforgivable mistake of trying to crawl through the garage door. As soon as she predictably gets stuck, the killer takes the opportunity to turn on the garage door opener and let it snap her neck. A simply memorable sequence.
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1. Casey Becker (Scream)
Claiming that the scene that everyone considers to be the best in the entire franchise is the premiere of the first film might not seem like a good sign to those unfamiliar with the saga; however, the opening sequence of Scream didn’t make the rest of the film or its sequels look bad at all: it just hinted that Casey Becker (played by Drew Barrymore, one of the biggest stars of the day at the time) would appear and disappear forever within the opening minutes of the legendary film. A clear reference to the untimely death of Janet Leigh in Psycho.
Casey gets a phone call from a stranger that culminates in a high-stakes challenge, the unfortunate outcome of which is made all the more sad by the ET star’s unbelievably impeccably manic performance. The most emotionally and visually brutal moments take place when Casey, after being stabbed and strangled, is unable to call her mother who later finds the lifeless body of her daughter hanging from a tree. The first scene of Scream is certainly one of the creepiest ever seen on the screen and for many it represents a seminal moment that has forever shaped the tastes of horror film fans, providing the less experienced with a flood of cinematic references relating to the history of the beloved genre.