“What’s your favorite scary movie?” an unknowing victim is asked on the phone by an unknown individual before being viciously attacked and murdered. Wes Craven can be credited for reigniting the interest in the horror genre in the late 1990s with Scream primarily because it went back to basics and relied on a horror narrative to lead the movie opposed to the typical and cheap slasher killer antics. The fact that the Ghostface killer is unknown until the identity is revealed makes the killer more mysterious and unpredictable, hence heightening the intensity of fear when watching the film. The Scream sequels cheapened the series with the emphasis of higher body counts and gore, to which it is the original that demands attention. That is because the original Scream film was the only of the series in which the killer was truly diabolical and terrifying to even hear.