Scream was one of the movies to spoof horror films. Throughout the movie they make several humorous comments about horror films. This, however, does not mean the film isn't scary. It's classic Wes Craven style slashing with a modern feel. One of the things that Scream does very well is keep viewers interested; not only is it a great horror film, it's also a mystery. Unlike films such as Halloween and Friday the 13th, the teens don't know who's stalking them. The movie's delicious blend of humor and horror make it work. Parents should note that the film is very gory and there are several tense scenes. I would not, however, stop anyone over the age of 15 from seeing it. Overall, Scream is a great horror film that's not afraid to make fun of itself.