Scream is the 1996 American slasher film that was directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. This classic movie stars, David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich, Drew Barrymore and Rose McGowan. Sidney Prescott (Campbell) is a high school student in the fictional town of Woodsboro, California who becomes the target of a stealthy killer in a Ghost Face costume. The film combines black comedy and whodunit mystery with the violence of the slasher genre from popular movies such as Halloween, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. At the time of its release, this movie was considered to be unique and is a classic today among the horror genre.