Monday, September 20, 2010

Scream to Scream, Scene by Scene: SCENE 24 of Scream (1:05:44-1:06:43)

In this project I attempt to review the entire Scream trilogy scene by scene in chronological order. Heavy spoilers and gore throughout!

Length: 59secs
Primary Characters: Stu Macher, Randy Meeks, Sidney Prescott and Billy Loomis
Pop Culture References:
  • Clueless and Alicia Silverstone (Stu quotes the film)
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Randy calls Billy "Leatherface")

Do you feel that? The emptiness? It's the feeling of living in a post-Tatum Riley world. Granted, we've been living in such a world for nearly 14 years, but it feels all fresh like a scab has been peeled off an old wound.

The party in its larger form is now over. Most of the attendees leave, but enough remain so you still have to wonder who's going to drop next. If this were the final scene of Scream 3 then that would be pretty much everybody, but this isn't Scream 3, not by a long shot. I did, however, watch a few scenes from that trilogy capper earlier today and I'm actually looking forward to dissecting that one most of all since it is not only not as good as the first two (although I still like it immensely), but it's an entirely different beast altogether.

Neeeever mind. Let's move on.

I must say, I really hate this moment (except Sidney's reaction shot - she looks really good there!) It reminds me (even though it came before) the scene at the end of Titanic where the old lady drops the necklace into the ocean and makes that silly noice. I just don't get why Billy makes that ridiculous screaming sound. Like, way to make everyone feel jumpy, jerk. Of course, that is the least of the things that make him a jerk by the end of the film, but hopefully you catch my drift.

See, now they featured that shot at the very end of scene 23 of Ghostface going back into the house, but I don't see how Tatum's killer could be anyone other than Billy (since Stu would've been busy at his own party). Still, this is but yet another way of them making us think "Billy is soooo the killer."

I like all the little moments where Billy seems to be reigning Stu in from all but telling the world they're the masked killers. This bit - Billy punching Stu in the balls - is like saying "dude, why don't you just tell her to go upstairs where you'll be waiting to attack her!" in a sarcastic tone.

"What's Leatherface doing here?"

Aw, poor Randy. Poor, delusional Randy.

I remember only having a vague knowledge of who/what "Leatherface" was by having seen the VHS copies of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre as well as Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation of video shelves. I remember it was the latter because it features Leatherface in drag? Yikes.

Anyway. Poor, delusional, geeky, never-get-the-girl Randy.

"As if. That's all I'm sayin'. As if."

"Oh yeah, Alicia?"

Scream was released just one year after Clueless, let's not forget that. Meanwhile, how old do you feel now? :s

Poor, delusional, never-get-the-girl, virginal Randy. :(

Intro, Scene 1 Scene 2, Scene 3, Scene 4, Scene 5, Scene 6, Scene 7, Scene 8, Scene 9, Scene 10, Scene 11, Scene 12, Scene 13, Scene 14, Scene 15, Scene 16, Scene 17, Scene 18, Scene 19, Scene 20, Scene 21, Scene 22, Scene 23


Wings said...

Not the most interesting scene, but definitely still kept me guessing as to who the killer could have been!

Anthony said...

Does anyone know what that girl yells out just as Sid yells for Tatum. I always thought it was "ANYONE WHO LEAVES IS A CHICKEN!" but I'm not sure, lol.

Emily said...

I always thought she said "Nobody here but us chickens".