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Kid, 12 years old June 7, 2014
AGE
13
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Okay, I was expecting a lot more

The movie is a 15 for strong language, moderate sex and strong bloody violence. Now, I saw the unrated edition before the 15 edit, and I'm 12, but the unrated edit is pathetic. I mean, do we really need to see intestines falling from a wound. On second thought, maybe. Unrated: 17+ Edited: 13+
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byirontap May 5, 2014
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15
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classic horror

This is the movie that got me into horror. While the it is pretty violent it is nothing compared to most PG - 13 horrors today. And Sydney is a good role model throughout the film.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byGavin Tully May 5, 2014
AGE
11
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Scream

Good movie w/ an overdose of blood. But nothing a middle schooler can't handle.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old April 19, 2014
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12
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Fine for mature kids

There is a scene with a drunk guy, and a party with people drinking alcohol and that, but thats about it. There is one sex reference, where the girl is taking off her clothes but it does not show anything. The goriest part is probably with the first victim but fine for people who are okay with gore. Some language but just the usual stuff you'd expect in any horror movie.
Teen, 13 years old Written byBlink41 April 4, 2014
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11
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One of the BEST horror series!

All of the Scream movies were great. Unlike most series, they didn't get bad after a few movies. The first movie was by far the best though. It really is scary, and that's something so many horror movies seem to be lacking. Not only that but it's also very funny, in a dark way. Totally worth the watch.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written byhorrorhelpkids March 11, 2014
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14
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its a classic

what can i say its a great horror movie for teens. scary level 5/10(scary levels are based on average movie watchers).Note some scenes contain sex(no nudes),alcohol,blood,and lot of violence.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byMinecraft Lover 2013 November 6, 2013
AGE
16
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16+

People should know that Scream is an exciting thriller that will make you jump a few times, there is some gore and plenty of blood, but it is a satisfying scary movie, however, not for little kids.
Teen, 14 years old Written byDojogamer October 26, 2013
AGE
16
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Good,graphic, and for older teens.

Dojogamer here, i am going to write about all of the major categories of this movie, both positive and Negative. POSITIVE MESSAGES: Nope. Not any really, all the teens drink and fight and kill one another. POSITIVE ROLE MODELS: Sidney is strong, and shows that not all women in horror movies need to be ued for sex and death. But on the other hand, the other charachters drink and party, and kill one another. VIOLENCE: Gory, sometimes disturbing. Wes Craven, the director, had to cut out seven seconds to avoid it being rated NC-17, The highest rating possible. Charachters have their innards ripped out, are gutted, are stabbed, have their throats slit, are staabed some more, and one has their neck crushed in a garage door. SEX: Sidney does not want to have sex, but later complies with her boyfriend, Billy. Sexual talk is spoken throughout. LANGUAGE: F--k, and other major words are used often and frequenlty. DRINKING,DRUGS, AND SMOKING: There is a party, where teens drink, smoke, and party. IS IT GOOD: Yes. An experience and amazing horror movie thatmade people hungry for a sequel..And guess what? They got one!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byburnedashes October 19, 2013
AGE
12
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Know Your Child

I'm twelve years old (thirteen next month) and I personally think that it really depends on the child/teen, I'm fine with a little blood and this movie didn't have a whole lot, it got a little tedious after a while but all in all it was a good movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byCWG1 September 19, 2013
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

Funny Scares.

One of the greatest horror movies ever. This movie is not as gory as it is led to be believed. It was gory, but I have seen way worse than this, but it doesn't mean it's doesn't have any violence. There is no nudity, and only some kissing, but nothing sexual. Average R Language. Mainly the violence which is not as bad as it seems.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old August 19, 2013
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

GOOD MOVIE

GREAT MOVIE GORY BLOODY OFF FOR 1-14 PAUSE FOR 15-17 OK FOR ADULTS BUT IVE BEEN WATCHING SINCE I WAS 7 AND I'M 10
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old July 24, 2013
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

My favorite movie, but beware of sex, violence, and language

This movie is my favorite, but it includes stabbings, a sex scene (non-explicit) and includes a truck full of language.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old July 23, 2013
AGE
13
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Ghostface

It's not very scary but its a real slasher. It has a good story and has nice sequels.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old June 21, 2013
AGE
11
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one of my favorite horror movies

great gory bloody fun
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old June 13, 2013
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12
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Great movie

Great horror/mystery movie it keeps you guessing who the killer is but there are some elements that may be too intense for younger viewers in the beginning ghost face guts a teens exposing organs and insides and ghost face is very sadistic and very threatening and the movie contains bloody and gory violence which may disturb and upset some viewers and it is talked about throughout that the main character Cindy her mom was raped and brutally murdered but offscreen sex is mild there are several scenes where Cindy and her boyfriend kiss on the bed very passionately and one scene they get naked but nothing is shown and sex is talked about some a language is used a lot like the f word and the s word too but like every other horror movie
Kid, 9 years old June 8, 2013
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

GOOD MOVIE

Kinda bad wait till age ten hope this rubbish review helped Goodbye
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bykittens197 May 30, 2013
AGE
14
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for children aged 14 and upwards

its a good movie to watch but i think that age 14 and up is reasonable becasue they know what to take seriously and what to not so they can make decisions. and the movie is very violent and there is alot of blood and some innapropiate language but children aged 14 and up, i think, would be able to manage it sensibly.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byevolinag February 21, 2013
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16
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Great dialogues and superb athmosphere, but also graphic violence. Only mature teens and up!

"Scream" is a horror satire by Wes Craven in 1996. -------------------------------------- Back in the 1990s, when "Scream" was released, horror movies - especially those involving a serial killer, were almost absent. But,similar to what "Halloween" did in 1978, "Scream" managed to bring this genre back to screen. But while its many ripoffs were mostly bad and unimaginative, "Scream" is the work of a genius. At the beginning, there is a scene involving a nowadays infamous phone call ("Do you like scary movies?"), which is one of the most shocking and suspenseful scenes in movie history. But then, after the first two killings, the movie totally goes another way. Now, the serious horror tone turns into a more light-hearted, but still tense tongue-in-cheek horror flick, and the longer it goes, the more satirical it gets. There are great and witty, Tarantino-like dialogues (including an especially funny scene where a couple discribes its relationship using MPAA ratings) and much parodistic scenes. In one scene, a clerk explains three important rules to follow if you want to survive a horror movie. Also, one of the main topics is if media can make people violent or mentally sick. Still, there is enough time to introduce characters including their back story, including the quick-witted reporter Gail Weathers, the rather naive policeman Dewey and the main character, Sidney Prescott, one of the movie world's most memorable female lead characters (along with Sarah Connor [The Terminator] and Ellen Ripley [Alien]). So, it works as a horror movie, a horror satire, a media satire and also a whodunnit. "Scream" is a great movie for film fans, especially those who are interested in horror movies. --------------------------------- (SPOILERS may follow:) Apart from the usual slasher stuff, the movie has two very graphic scenes that can be a bit disturbing: The violent opening scene, involving a girl having to answer a quiz, and if the answers are wrong, she and her boyfriend get killed. Her boyfriend gets disemboweled (in the theatrical version, we only see the afterwards, in the Uncut version, we see the guts falling out). Then, she gets repeatenly stabbed with a knife, and then her disemboweled body gets found hanging from a tree. This scene is very intense and had to be edited for an NC-17 rating. Other killings involve slit throats, a woman's arm being slashed, the same woman's head being crushed by a garage door (it is not nearly as graphic as it sounds, there is absolutely no blood and the impact is very brief - at the PG-13 level) and some stabbings. The second very graphic scene is near the ending, where two psychopathic boys stab each other in order to wound them, making it look like they were attacked by the killer. The way the two boys behave is very disturbing. Also, there are 22 uses of the f-word. A sex scene is a main topic, but the act is almost off-screen. In conclusion, it surely deserves an R-Rating, but the original NC-17 is too extreme, i think. The strong violence is infrequent, and the two disturbing scenes mentioned above are nothing compared to nowadays' horror movies, or splatter films. Anyhow, it should not be seen by anyone under the age of 16.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byThe Cheap Seats February 20, 2013
AGE
13
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From the First Name In Suspense Comes the Last Word In Fear

Scream is a horror classic and one of the best in its slasher genre. Unfortunately, it isn't as scary as you'd probably like. The violence isn't a huge issue considering the graphic violence of modern horror films and there isn't even that much language, but still some uses of the f-word. Sexual content is surprisingly not an issue at all and there is barely any in the film. B+.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byTiggerBear February 16, 2013
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Scream

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