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Slash into Halloween – “Scream” 1996 Review

Have you debated watching the cult classic movie “Scream” this Halloween? Then join Shalaya as she reviews this amazing movie!
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Natalie Ferry

The slasher horror film “Scream” has gained a lot more attention these past few years from various social media platforms. Whether it’s from the lines, “No please don’t kill me Mr. Ghostface! I wanna be in the sequel,” or the iconic “Scream” mask, the movie scream always makes a comeback every Halloween. After seeing a few spoilers on social media, I wanted to watch it for myself.  Overall, I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars. I like how it’s not really a scary movie. While it’s a little gory overall, the scare rate is a 1 out of 5. I think it’s more of a comedy film than horror. However, I did enjoy playing the guessing game on who’s the killer. When you think you know who it is they give you more details to make you second guess yourself. Another thing I enjoyed about Scream was how they built off Maureen Prescott’s, Sydney’s mom, death anniversary.

While there were a lot of good things about the movie, the only thing I disliked was how it started. In the beginning it starts with the introduction of the killer, but the story follows the main character and the killer stalking her up until her mother’s death anniversary. So, when it starts off with Casey, the first victim, getting a phone call from the killer, I don’t think it was relevant to start off with that. It adds minor details to the actual storyline, but still provides an introduction to the character “Ghostface.” While the first scream might not be everyone’s favorite, it allowed for better sequels to come. 

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Shalaya Williams, Staff Writer
Shalaya Williams is a 16-year-old junior new to Heritage High School and the Journalism staff. She is looking forward to trying new things this year. Shalaya was a part of the Adairsville High School Basketball Cheerleading squad and the Theater department helping design sets of plays. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, drawing, and hanging out with friends. Some of her favorite music artists are Chase Atlantic, Arctic Monkeys, Lil Peep, Lana Del Rey, The Neighborhood, and $uicideboy$, along with many other amazing artists. Her favorite kind of books are Romance, and some of her favorite books are "Icebreakers" by Hanna Grace, "The Cat and Mouse Duet" by H.D Carrlton, and a new series she started, the "Never After" series. When she's not reading, she enjoys spending most of her time with her friends from Adairsville on the weekends and is looking forward to going to haunted houses, fairs, and many other things this year. When Shalaya graduates, she plans on turning her art into tattooing or writing her own books. She is very creative and can't wait to see what her future brings her!
Natalie Ferry, Editor-in-Chief
Natalie Ferry is the Editor of The General Journal and a junior at Heritage High School. She has been, and will continue to be, excited about working on "The Legacy" and the General Journal website. Natalie attends Dalton State College for the majority of the day but stops by Heritage in the morning to hang out with her favorite people: the Journalism Class. Other than Journalism, she enjoys being a member of the Tome Literary Society, Tea Club, Beta Club, and the Literary Team. Natalie can proudly brag that she is a State Champion in International Extemporaneous Speaking, and she hopes to do well in her Literary competitions again this year. Outside of school, she is active in her local theater, a regular at her favorite Thai place, and on constant lookout for good deals at the thrift store. Natalie cannot wait for the (rumored) new solo album from Big Thief frontperson, Adrianne Lenker, and she hopes to see Big Thief again once they are on tour. Once she graduates, Natalie hopes to finish her degree at Dalton. Although she isn’t exactly sure of what she will pursue, she is currently leaning towards a degree in Communications or English. Wherever life may take her, Natalie knows that this year will be great.